01 Mar 2015
March 1, 2015

A WTF for Your Special Day

Weddings are expensive.  There I said it. 

Thus, Asked to Officiate completely understands the DIY wedding movement.  These days, couples want a wedding that is less expensive, and yet, is more personal to them.  However, we would prefer that couples go for a WTF…a Wedding That Fits.   This is your special day and you are inviting your closest friends and family to celebrate it with you.  Shouldn’t you go as big as possible where it matters to you?   To us a WTF is created when you decide what is most important to you on your wedding day, and figure out how to make those pieces special. 

How do you get a WTF?  Well, here is some general advice.  First, figure out the feel you want for your wedding.  Do you want to be the prince or princess at your personal ball, or would outdoors and casual more fit you?   Second, figure out your approximate budget and list out your priorities (location, ceremony, food, DJ, attire, etc.).  That way, as you work through the planning, and have to decide how to spend your budget, you can keep referring back your priority list.  Third, unless most of the wedding is already planned, or your budget is very small, meet with wedding planners to find one who understands your vision.    Yes, a wedding planner can be a big part of your budget but they are experts in creating a wedding that fits you and reducing the time you would have spent researching something you have never done before.   Do you know all the locations within a 50 mile radius that would hold 100 guests, have a great view of the mountains, allow you to bring in your favorite BBQ caterer, and have boutique hotels nearby? 

Of course, Asked to Officiate’s focus is on the ceremony, and many couples (DIY and not DIY), wanting a personal and non-traditional ceremony, have been asking a friend or family member to marry them.   If you are going to have a friend or family member perform your ceremony, you should seek experienced guidance to make sure the ceremony is just as special, and personal, as the rest of the wedding day.   A lot of people just assume that marrying someone is all about the, “how do we make it legal?” part.  But that is usually easy.  What you really should be asking is, do you know what pieces can go into ceremony, what each piece can represent, what order works best, and what are the logistics involved in delivering a ceremony?   

We’ve got that covered for you.  Now enjoy creating the rest of your WTF (Wedding that Fits)!

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