24 May 2017
May 24, 2017

The Importance of the Wedding Ceremony

Looking at the title, you might be thinking, “duh, since you can’t really have a wedding without a wedding ceremony, of course it is important.”  Well, what I really mean is that although some couples feel that the wedding ceremony is a key part of the wedding day, others look at it as a formality.. read more →

20 May 2017
May 20, 2017

The 411 of Wedding Ceremony Vows

When sitting down with couples, one of the biggest topics on their minds are their wedding vows.  And the discussion usually is a combination of talking through the format of the vows, the feel or tone the vows should have, and their length.   This post contains some quick tips and hints to get you started.. read more →

Bride and Groom reading their wedding vows to each other during the ceremony.
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.. read more →

18 Oct 2016
October 18, 2016

Be Prepared – Earning Your Wedding Officiant Badge

As a professional wedding officiant, when I am preparing to deliver a wedding ceremony, I create a check list of items that need to be thought about before the ceremony starts. By having this check list, I can make sure the ceremony runs as smoothly as possible. Some of the items that are part of.. read more →

15 Oct 2015
October 15, 2015

Just the Facts of an Unplugged Wedding Ceremony

The discussion of mobile devices and guests taking pictures and videos during the wedding has been covered on many sites, by many people, yet, I still feel that we can add some value to the discussion, having performed over 650 wedding ceremonies.   Obviously, the focus of this post is on the wedding ceremony portion of.. read more →

02 Oct 2015
October 2, 2015

Options for Wedding Ceremony Vows – Part 4

In the previous blog posts – vows options part 1, part 2 and part 3 – we discussed the main options for how wedding ceremony vows can be structured and delivered… either as a series of questions, or reading vows to each other, or a combination of both.   The series of questions is a great.. read more →

Couple laughing while reading vows during wedding ceremony.
20 Aug 2015
August 20, 2015

Options for Wedding Ceremony Vows – Part 1

Although we recommend, and include in our workbook, plenty of ideas on making the entire wedding ceremony personal and written to fit the couple, it is our belief that the vows can and should be the most meaningful and personal part of any wedding ceremony.   Even if the friend or family member performing the wedding.. read more →

16 Jul 2013
July 16, 2013

It is Alive, Alive I Tell You, ALIVE!

Although I didn’t know it at the time, my passion for being a wedding officiant started back in 2006 when my brother and future sister-in-law asked if I would officiate their wedding.   I was honored that they were putting their trust in me and I didn’t want to let them down. As I started to.. read more →