09 May 2017
May 9, 2017

Ceremony Officiant with Wedding Day Jitters

Writing a wedding ceremony and figuring out what to say and how to say it can be pretty tough, however, for most people the speaking in front of a decent size group of people on the actual wedding day is going to be a much more nerve racking thing to do.  Add in the fact that the group of people you are speaking to includes the couple on their wedding day and whole bunch of their friends and family members… now things are getting “interesting”.  Oh, and remember, the wedding day is a once in a lifetime special day for the couple and you can’t do it over again… now you might be asking yourself, what the hell was I thinking.    And, if all that isn’t enough, the ceremony is most likely being recorded on video… hey, where are you going bro?

Of course, being the wedding Officiant for a friend or family member should make you a little nervous but if the idea of performing the wedding ceremony is making you want to puke, drink, or skip town, or all three, maybe it is not for you and you should let the couple know as soon as possible that although you are honored that they asked, you are not comfortable in front of that many people and you want them to get the best ceremony possible.   On the other hand, if you expect to be a little nervous but you really want to be their Officiant, just follow the tips we have provided in the past which include; 1) practice, practice, practice; 2) don’t rush through the ceremony, and pause when you need to; 3) if you make a mistake, don’t focus on it, just keep going; and 4) smile and enjoy the very special moment and the huge honor you have been given!

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