Selecting a Wedding Officiant


  1. Celebrant's Background

    Do you like the Celebrant? Does their background and experience resonate with you? Do you like their speaking voice? Are you energized by their enthusiasm and commitment to your ceremony? Is the Celebrant open to your ideas and will they co-create the ceremony with you?
  1. Religious/Spiritual Issues

    Will the Officiant represent couples who are from different religious, spiritual and/or cultural backgrounds (if this is a factor)?
  2. Writing and Co-Creating the Ceremony

    How will your ceremony be created and written? Are you confident in the skills of your chosen Officiantt to deliver your ceremony? Does the Officiant have sample ceremonies/vows for your review?
  3. Rehearsal

    Will the Officiant be available for a rehearsal? (if you wish).  Is there a separate charge for assisting with a rehearsal?
  4. Availability Before Your Ceremony

    Is the Officiant available before your ceremony for questions and advice?
  5. Will The Officiant Have An Alternative in Case of Emergency?

    Does the Officiant have an alternative Officiant available in case of unexpected/unforseen illness or emergency?
  6. Coming and Going

    How early will your Officiant arrive at your ceremony and how long will they stay afterwards?
  7. Travel

    Will the Officiant travel to your wedding ceremony site?  Do they charge for travel?
  8. Fees/Paperwork

    What will the Officant charge for the ceremony and exactly what does this include? Does the Officiant offer a professional contract for services, insuring that your date and time are agreed to on paper?
  9. References and/or Reviews

    For your peace of mind, request references or review from the prospective Officiant.