The main purpose for a wedding, the union of two people, is generally the last detail couples sort out. This is not because it should be left until last, but because they often do not know where to start. Deciding on how your ceremony will pan out is a very personal and important factor. Your ceremony should reflect any of your religious beliefs, represent your personalities and of course who you are as a couple. Someone like Jacqueline Bowman of Entering the Covenant of Love would be a great fit for any couple looking to speak of the love, laughter and promises that define their union. Here are some things to consider when looking for and booking an officiant for your ceremony.
Religious or Civil
This is the first step in deciding the direction of your ceremony. Will it be of a certain faith, or non-denominational, celebrating your spirituality, or have a cultural significance? Choosing one of these directions will help in deciding who your officiant will be, ie. a priest, rabbi, minister, an officiant from city hall, or even a captain if your aboard a ship with the right flags. Jacqueline is an ordained spiritual minister which allows her to unite couples within all faiths, gender or creed and is able to unite couples legally and spiritually.
Timing and Scheduling
The main reason you want to start your search for an officiant early is due to timing and scheduling. Often times officiants or certain venues will have several ceremonies to perform in one day. Starting this process and booking early will allow you to schedule the rest of the days events around your ceremony. This will ensure you get the preferred officiant and time for your ceremony, putting your mind at ease. In addition, this gives your officiant time to get to know you as a couple and tailor the ceremony to your personalities.
When meeting with your officiant you’re going to want to ask them their approach to ceremonies and what they can offer. How will they tailor the ceremony to suit your personalities, religious beliefs, etc? Sitting down with someone like Jacqueline you can expect a kind and friendly approach in helping you to create the perfect ceremony. You should also ask her about adding in personal touches with readings, scriptures or quotes that describe your love.
Finding the person who will perform your ceremony is one of the most important factors in designing your wedding. The ceremony should be a reflection of who you are as a couple and how you describe your union and Jacqueline from Entering the Covenant of Love can give you the guidance and input to do so. Finding an officiant should be about finding the right fit, about giving credence and significance to your union and setting the tone for all the years of wedded bliss to follow.