Joey
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How did you find your officiant?

Joey, on 18/April/2019 at 08:05 Posted in Wedding ceremony

Who is leading your ceremony, and how did you find them? Were they recommended by a friend? Are they a friend of the family? Are they a part of your faith community? Did you find them through WeddingWire??

How did you find your officiant?

How did you find your officiant? 1

Photo via Rev. Tracy L. Cox in Aurora ON

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  • Bianca
    Featured August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca

    We found here on Wedding Wire! I honestly had no idea where to find out and just started looking on here until I found one I liked.

  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah
    We met our civil ceremony commissioner the day we visited our venue, as he was volunteering. My mother officiated our big ceremony.
  • Paige
    Frequent user June 2019 Manitoba
    Paige
    My step dad will be marrying us 馃檪
  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie
    My husband had lived in his basement! Our officiant lives 5 hours away from us but was happy to travel to do it (and refused to let us pay for his travel/stay)
  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha

    I found mine after posting in a facebook group. She was the only one we met with but I really liked her.

  • H茅l猫ne
    Frequent user September 2019 Alberta
    H茅l猫ne

    Google, but I'm kind of regretting that decision at this point. I had to pay a deposit before even meeting the officiant (I know, red flag...) and the first draft made it seem like we hadn't even been listened to during that meeting. The officiant also has components that they feel are important but we don't want to include because we don't want a super-long ceremony, and we're getting push-back.

    I'm at the point where I'm considering just forfeiting our deposit and trying to find someone else. My fianc茅 is more hopeful that we can make it work...but I don't want to just 'make it work' with the person performing the ceremony.

  • Val茅rie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Val茅rie

    We found our officiant through a company my cousin recommended. Their website lists all of the officiant in your area, a short bio and their website (if they have one).

  • Rachel
    Frequent user July 2019 Ontario
    Rachel
    Our officiant was the chaplain at our highschool. I was involved with a retreat in highschool with her and I know her very well. She has been an important part of my life. Both her and I are thrilled that she can be a special part of our wedding! (My FH was impartial about who married us, but supportive of my choice!)
  • Cherry
    Devoted August 2019 Quebec
    Cherry
    FH鈥檚 older sister will be our officiant. She felt very honoured cause both of my FH parents had passed. She had applied for court permit since last year and had received it.
  • Sharlene
    Frequent user August 2019 Alberta
    Sharlene

    We are planning to have a good friend of mine perform our ceremony. I was trying to decide between having her or another lady as a bridesmaid. I decided on the other friend as a bridesmaid and this friend to marry us.

  • K
    Expert June 2019 Ontario
    Kim
    I found ours through my local moms group. She was very highly recommended and exactly what we were looking for (not at all religious).
  • Kelsie
    Super July 2020 Ontario
    Kelsie
    It鈥檒l be a priest through my FHs church. We get to choose whoever is available that day.
  • Seleena
    Devoted September 2019 British Columbia
    Seleena
    I looked at the BC government page. You can type in the area and it lists all the officiants there. We only had about 6 options and I just chose the first one
  • Becky
    Featured September 2019 Ontario
    Becky

    He is our Pastor at the church we will be getting married at! We get along great with him and believe he do a great ceremony

  • Candace
    Featured May 2019 Ontario
    Candace

    We contacted SO many officiants but everyone was super expensive. Then we found an officiant through some google searching who was within budget (by which I mean less than $400!). Then after we met up with her she announced that there was something that came up in her schedule but that a friend of hers would officiate our wedding and she would give us a discount on her services for all the troubles so VOILA we have our officiant

  • Allison
    Featured October 2019 Ontario
    Allison

    Through a friend's recommendation. They loved their officiant and recommended her to anyone getting married in our area.

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