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Your officiant is the real ceremony MVP, whether you choose a religious leader, celebrant, or justice of the peace. The person who performs your marriage sets the tone for the entire ceremony, so here’s how to choose the right one and work with him or her to create the ceremony of your dreams.


Finding & Working with a Wedding Officiant amid COVID: Here’s What to Know

You can still have the ceremony of your dreams—it's all about finding and working with the right wedding officiant.

By Kim Forrest, March 11, 2021


All the Types of Wedding Officiants You Need to Know

One of the most important vendors you'll hire is your wedding officiant, without whom you can't actually get married! Here's a guide to the types of wedding officiants you'll choose from.

By Stephanie Weers, July 26, 2019


15 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Officiant

Be sure to choose wisely when selecting your wedding officiant. We talked to several pros to find out the essential question to ask potential officiants.

By Stephanie Weers, February 15, 2019


6 Steps to Finding the Right Wedding Officiant

Finding a wedding officiant for your big day is often overlooked until the last minute — but it should be made early on. To help you choose wisely, we talked to experts to uncover how to find a wedding officiant to marry you and your partner.

By Jenn Sinrich, February 11, 2019


6 Surprising Benefits of Premarital Counseling

Premarital counseling is a great way to develop your relationship during your engagement. Here are some of the many benefits.

By Jenn Sinrich, October 3, 2018


“What I Really Learned in Premarital Counseling”

While many couples think of premarital counseling as a chore, you may be surprised about what you learn about your partner—and yourself.

By Jenn Sinrich, September 18, 2018


11 Questions a Wedding Officiant is Going to Ask You

You may have lots of questions for your wedding officiant—but they’re also going to have questions for you! Make sure you’re well-prepared and have your answers ready!

By Jaimie Mackey, June 7, 2018


Finding the Ceremony Officiant

Planning your wedding ceremony is just as important as the reception details, and can often be one of the hardest decisions you'll make.

By Kim Forrest, February 6, 2017


5 Tips for Choosing an Officiant If You're Not Religious

For couples who would prefer a non-denominational or civil ceremony, finding an officiant can be tricky if you don’t know where to start.

By Samantha Iacia, January 24, 2017


Why a Wedding Officiant Costs THAT Much

There's a lot more that goes into being a wedding officiant than just showing up — trust us. Here's the breakdown explaining what exactly goes into a wedding officiant's cost.

By Kim Forrest, January 17, 2017