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The most important part of your big day will be your wedding ceremony! After all, this is where you will vow your love to your partner, and commit to spend the rest of your lives together. With such an important event comes a very important role, that of which your wedding ceremony officiant will take on.
Without an officiant, you unfortunately can’t be wed. So, choosing the right one is of utmost importance.
Planning a wedding is certainly a big task! That’s why, here at Signature Occasions, we have gathered some things that you should keep in mind when planning your wedding ceremony officiant. If you are beginning to plan your wedding ceremony, be sure to continue reading to learn more:
Are they licensed? First off, you will want to ensure that your wedding ceremony officiant is properly licensed. This is especially important if you plan on having someone you know, such as a friend or family member, officiate your wedding, who may not have the proper experience. Without a licensed officiant, your will not officially be wed.
What are their fees? Of course, just as any other wedding service, your officiant will come with a price. Generally, the fees range in total from as little as $50 to $500, depending on who you choose and length of your ceremony. Also, it is ideal to offer a gratuity of 10% to 20%.
Will they personalize your ceremony? Most officiants will spend time getting to know their brides and grooms. This way, they can personalize the wedding ceremony to represent them as a couple. From incorporating music to taking part in traditions, you will want to create your ceremony to be unique to you and your big day.
Do they have a decent amount of time? Life happens! Therefore, things don’t always go as planned. It is important to make sure that your officiant has a decent amount of time to officiate your wedding. If you happen to run late, you will want your ceremony to still take place as planned, without your officiant having to leave to another wedding.
Joining together for the rest of your lives through marriage is certainly something to be excited about! If you are ready to plan your Ridgeland, Mississippi wedding, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today. Signature Occasions is ready to bring your Ridgeland wedding to life.