What do I need to ask my officiant before my wedding?
It’s important to meet with your wedding officiant before booking him. Once booked you will likely meet and communicate with your officiant several times so that he can get to know you and your future spouse, as well as what you’re looking for in a ceremony. Obviously, it’s important for your officiant to know your wedding date and time, and venue, but there are some essential questions to ask your wedding officiant as well:
How many times will we meet before the wedding? Do we meet in person or are you open to meeting via Skype or video chat?
What is your fee? Are there any additional charges?
How will you be dressed?
How long is the ceremony?
Do you attend the rehearsal?
Can friends and family members participate in my ceremony?
Can you provide guidance on the marriage license process in my state?
Can we write our own vows?
Are there other personal touches we can add on to our ceremony?
Can we receive premarital counseling from you?
What is the best way to contact you?