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Hiring A Professional Wedding Officiant Vs. A Friend

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One of the many decisions you’ll have to make if you’re planning a wedding is whether or not to employ a professional wedding officiant. Depending on the wedding style you’re planning, you could wish to hire an officiant or have a friend or family member officiate instead. For many people, the difference between hiring an amateur or a professional to execute their wedding ceremony may appear to be insignificant. Still, there are many significant reasons for hiring an experienced officiant.

The Pro:

 We usually recommend leaving the majority of wedding day arrangements to the professionals because it is their job. They like what they do, whether ceremony music, food, cake baking, or event rentals. You can say the same about your wedding ceremony’s officiant. Asking a loved one to become ordained to conduct your wedding has a unique meaning. Still, a degree of quality, expertise, and peace of mind comes with entrusting your vows to an experienced vet.

Legal Issues:

Getting ordained can be a difficult procedure, especially if you live in a rural region. If your officiant is from a different state than you and your wedding site, there may be some discrepancies. Most of the time, you’ll just have to trust that your selected cousin or friend will take care of the legalities. But there is always the chance that you’ll end up informally married.