How To Select The Best Wedding Officiant For Your Wedding


Christina Maddox of Heaven Sent Weddings is here today as a contributor to the AllSeated blog to share how to select the best wedding officiant for your wedding!

Your wedding ceremony is one of the most amazing, magical and unforgettable moments of your entire life. It’s only natural to want your special day to be flawless and picture-perfect. Sure, your bouquet, the music played on the background and the gorgeous décor will all play a significant role in creating that dreamy atmosphere but what about your wedding officiant?

How do you choose your wedding officiant, one who will really reflect what you believe in as a couple?

Here are our tips for you when looking to select the best wedding officiant for your wedding:

  • First and foremost, do you want a religious wedding? If yes, do you belong to a church, place of worship or congregation? If the answer to this is “yes” as well, your task will be much easier than in many other cases, as you can ask your place of worship’s officiant to help you with the Big Day.


  • If you want a religious wedding, but don’t pertain to any religious denomination, investigate and see which one suits your beliefs. Many of them will be happy to accept to marry you even if you are an inter-faith couple – but it is important to do your research first!


  • Last, but not least, if you want a civil wedding, you have multiple options at hand. Many times, officials have the right to marry civilians (e.g. a lawyer, a mayor or other civil official can do this in most parts of the USA).


  • Furthermore, you can also choose to get married by an ordained minister or a civil celebrant (such as someone dear to you who has obtained this title). Before you settle on any of the aforementioned options though, make sure to inquire about the marriage laws in your state, so that you are absolutely certain everything will be legally recognized!


Christina D. Maddox is the Owner ~ Founder Certified Professional Wedding & Event Planner of Heaven Sent Weddings. She won the Wedding Specialist of the Year award for 2016 and is a Certified Mexico Destination Wedding Expert Heaven Sent Wedding Consultants. Learn more about Heaven Sent Weddings here.