Frequently Asked Questions for Officiant
What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Baha'i Faith, Christian (no denomination), Hindu, Sikhism
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
Yes. Most often I perform weddings at non-religious sites: barns, hospitals, gardens, parks, parking lots, homes, golf courses, hotels, cheese factories, etc.
What is your attire for the ceremony?
I wear a professional pantsuit. I try to enter into themes: Dracula for Halloween, Silk neck scarf for a 50's, wearing flip flops for a "Flip Flop" wedding, looked Elizabethan, wore a cowboy hat for a western theme, sat astride a Harley [not running] and wore Blue and Orange for a Bronco's themed wedding.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
Yes. This is their dream wedding and I listen to what they want it to be. Many have written their own vows and allowed me to say only those words that I must as a California Minister. Others wanted only a special time to talk directly to their fiance and tell them from the heart how they feel.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
I encourage it. They can be read, or they can repeat what they wrote after me if they get too nervous. Whatever makes it what they want.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
I have a nice selection of wedding blessings and poems from which they can start to build the wedding the way they want it. I ask questions only about how they want it said.
How long are your ceremonies?
In general my ceremonies can last from 20 minutes to 50 minutes. It depends upon the selected ceremonies they wish to add: Unity Candle, Sand Ceremony, Music, Poems or Readings, and other special activities they wish. In Jail weddings, the ceremony is from 10 to 15 minutes.
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
I like to hold an organizational meeting with the bride and groom to discuss a few of the trickier parts to the ceremony itself such as: wheelchairs/walkers, photographers, music, flowers, train of the dress, children, security of gift tables and guestbook greeter.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Yes, it gives everyone an opportunity to know where they are in the entrance and exit sequence as well as what they are to do during the ceremony.
Do you supply a sound system?
I have my own voice amplifier that I can bring but I have also worked with DJs hand mike and lavaliers. They allow me to let the guests hear the replies to the wedding questions more so than my amplifier.
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