On behalf of the Fairy Godmother family, we want to congratulate your recent engagement!
We hope that you have found our “Congratulations! You’re Engaged, Now What?” series to be helpful, and we hope to follow your wedding planning process!
One of the most important parts of your magical day is getting married!
One of the most important components of your big day is having an officiant.
Your officiant can be a multitude of people, whether it be someone close to the family or an individual of faith.
One of the very first things to consider when hiring a wedding officiant is that you want to feel comfortable with them. This is the person who is going to tie you with your spouse for eternity!
Feeling comfortable is just the start, you want to make sure this person has no judgment on your union, and more importantly you want someone who knows a little about you to make your ceremony as personable as possible. After all, it is YOUR wedding day!
If you want to hold your wedding outside of your church of choice, but still want to have a religious officiant… Good news, you can! If this is something that you are interested in, be sure to check and see if the person you are interested in is interested and what their limits may be.
Are you more of an “offbeat” couple? Meaning that maybe the clergyperson just isn’t for you, and that’s completely fine! There are alternative options available! Maybe you need more of a Luke Skywalker kind of couple? Or maybe Gandalf is more your speed? These are just a few ideas, you have options!
Aside from the style of your ceremony, you want to be sure that you and your officiant have a very clear understanding of what is expected from both parties. You want to be sure that your officiant is everything that you want. Things to consider are the way they come off to others, and the language that they will be using. Will religion be played into it? Will there be any special ceremony additions? Unity candles, mixing of sand, etc.
Finally, be sure to have some sort of written agreement with your officiant. During your wedding planning, the last thing you want is to have any issues with agreements, so solidifyeverything you do with a contract! Don’t let wedding planning become stressful!
This is the buildup to the happiest day in your life, let the planning continue! Contact Fairy Godmother today!