Your wedding day has finally arrived, and your so excited...and maybe a bit nervous.
Here is my wedding day advice to you - Live in the moment. Try to take in every little detail, look at all the hard work and effort you put in to create this magical day.
Most of all, while your standing up there for your ceremony, listen carefully to the words you choose for me to recite, listen to the words that are being spoken to your guests. But ultimately, look at your amazing partner, your spouse to be. Take in this moment. It's ok to tear up at the thought of being able to love them for all the days of your life. It's ok to laugh at the pure joy and excitement of getting to call them husband or wife. And it is surely impossible to hold back the smile when you hear the words "you are husband and wife" or "spouses for life". To you, I say smile, laugh, cry, do your thing!
Often times couples want a friend of family member to perform their wedding ceremony so that it is personal, and well...cost effective.
I totally understand this, heck that's how I got my start as an ordained officiant. My younger sister was getting married and I got ordained just for her. It went fine but it's safe to say writing my first ceremony was daunting and looking back had I had the experience I did now her ceremony could of been so much more. But alas, you can't go back...unless you do a vow renewal (wink).
So, let me tell you how you can save money, have that personal touch and still have a flawless ceremony. Allow me to write the ceremony for you and to pass off some tips and tricks to you and your friend that is going to perform the ceremony.
For a small fee I will write the ceremony for you and then meet with the three of you to review the ceremony and offer some tips and tricks to the person performing said ceremony. Heck, I'll even show them how to get ordained if need be.
The point is, I know every couple wants something different and unique to them and having a friend or family member perform the ceremony is amazing! But, put yourself in their shoes, I'm sure they are honored you asked them, but let's face it, writing the ceremony may not be their forte or passion...it is for me. So, let's work together to allow your ceremony to be everything you want it to be and so much less pressure for you newly ordained friend.