Choosing Your Wedding Officiant


Whether you choose a whimsical wedding on the beach or a grand ceremony in a romantic ballroom, you will need an officiant to make it official. There are different types of officiants with different services to give your wedding ceremony the uniqueness that your relationship deserves. Whether religious, traditional or an essay of vows, planning the way you say "I do" is an important part of wedding planning. These tips should help you on your journey to hiring an officiant.


Create Your Fairy Tale


Regardless of religion or orientation, your wedding vows are the most important part of your entire wedding day. Different cultures and backgrounds have unique customs and traditions. Sometimes it is easy to find an officiant within a church to follow a book of rituals, but it can be challenging to find an officiant with the ability to blend rituals that are important to you and your partner in a unique way outside of a church setting. Not every wedding is by the book, but every wedding should be a fairy tale. Whether you choose the “repeat after me” from a prayer book or choose to add deeper meaning to the ceremony with unique vows, the officiant you choose will make all the difference in your ceremony.

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A Unique Ceremony Requires a Unique Officiant


Each couple has a unique vision for their wedding day. If you are attempting to preserve traditions and customs, it is important to find an officiant that has the ability to integrate those meaningful rituals into your ceremony. Some couples previously eloped, and are seeking to create the wedding they never had. Some desire to recreate the magic of their wedding day in a vow renewal. Others want all the magic of a wedding day while professing their love, bond and commitments without the formality of a marriage license. Commitment ceremonies are becoming increasingly popular. Same sex weddings host some unique differences with words and events that your officiant should understand and be willing to create with respect.

Creating Your Wedding Vows


Wedding vows are the most important part of your entire ceremony, and will be the most remembered part of your wedding. Writing wedding vows that speak the love and commitment into one of the most momentous occasions of your entire life can sometimes demand a little help. Find an officiant with sample scripts and experience assisting couples with writing vows. We do not all speak the same language. Find an officiant that speaks yours.

Crystal Ballroom Clearwater

Knowing what to look for when hiring an officiant is mostly about discovering your own needs and expectations. It is important to connect with an experienced officiant that can accommodate your vision at your wedding venue. Crystal Ballroom Clearwater is an all-inclusive wedding venue with vendor connections. Beyond providing the complete design and decoration of your dream wedding from ceremony to reception, Crystal Ballroom has relationships with trusted officiants to make your wedding day everything it should be.