Once you have made your payment, I will send you the wedding homework including questions like how you met, how you got engaged and what you like about each other. I need bride and groom to fill it out separately then email it back to me so I can write your fully personalized wedding script.
You will receive a fully personalized wedding script including a fun telling of your love story, your engagement story, a heartfelt wedding message and a officiant tutorial video to help your officiant perform like an old pro.
Allow a month for your ceremony to be written but most will be delivered within two week after I receive your completed wedding homework. If you have a rush job please call me to make special arrangements.
Choose someone who feels comfortable in front of a crowd. Avoid choosing someone simply to honor them or because they are close to you. A good officiant has some experience in public speaking or experience in drama or performance. Choose someone who will take the time to go over the script so they are prepared on your wedding day.
A simple Google search will reveal multiple sites that will license an officiant. theamm.org (American Marriage Ministries) is an example.
If you feel comfortable speaking in front of people, written vows is another way to make the ceremony more personal. Here are three guidelines I tell couples when they are writing their own vows.
1. Put each other on a word count. You don’t want the bride to have 4 pages of vows and the groom to have 4 sentences.
2. Read over the vow choices I will send so you know what vows sound like. Often times couples write sentiments like “I really like you. You are my soul mate.” Those aren’t vows. Vows sound more like, “I vow to love you even when you are sick, you’ve had a bad day, and the Steelers lost in overtime.”
3. Write out your vows. Some couples write out their vows in a little “My wedding vows” book they bought. Other’s print them out. Whatever way you choose, write them and read them. Don’t put the added pressure of having to memorize your vows into your wedding day.
I can write your script to include God or I can write it without any religious elements. There is a question on the wedding homework to check your preference.
I have written weddings to include almost any ceremony you can think of. If you want a special ceremony just let me know and I’ll include it and all the wording your officiant needs to know to perform it.