Choosing an officiant is one of the most important decisions you need to make for your big day. In most cases, the officiant is the leader of the church they attend. However, not all couples want a religious wedding ceremony. There are some who prefer a non-religious or secular ceremony and finding somebody to marry you can be confusing if you don’t know where to start.
Here are some tips on how to choose a non-religious officiant to your wedding.
If you don’t know where to start, you can always start with an internet search. Many couples share their experiences in chat groups or in blogs that you can access. You can engage with other couples and ask them about their experiences and recommendations regarding non-religious officiants.
Reading about other people’s experiences and recommendations can help you figure out what to do and determine which officiant is best for you and your partner.
Your married family and friends can be a fountain of wealth when it comes to information about weddings. Try to find those who were married in a non secular service. They’ve been through it before and will have recommendations and suggestions on where you can find a non-religious officiant.
Ask Your Event Planner
Another treasure trove of information is your event planner. If you are hosting a Chileno Bay Resort wedding, then your local wedding coordinator will be able to provide you with names of non-religious officiants for the big day.
A Los Cabos wedding planner has all the connections you need and will be able to refer you to an officiant that regularly performs weddings at the resort. They can help you choose a suitable person because they have local knowledge and be familiar with how things are done in the area.
Talk to Your Mayor or a Judge
In most cities, your mayor or a judge will be able to marry you in a non-secular ceremony. You can go to the office of your mayor or a judge to inquire about the requirements needed for inviting them to officiate in your ceremony.
For example, in some cities, you would need to visit the judge’s office and consult for a schedule that works for both parties. Just make sure that these persons of authority can officiate weddings to ensure that your marriage is legally binding.
Friend or Family Member
If you’re still stuck and feel uncomfortable getting married with the choices above, you can ask a close friend or family member to officiate your wedding.
In some states, a person only needs to be “deputized” by a country clerk or judge to become a civil officiant. Check with your local county clerk’s office on the details on how you can go about this route.
One of the benefits of having a non-secular wedding is personalization. You can keep religion out of the picture and focus on the things that matter to you and customize it to your heart’s content. For example, you can read a poem that is special to you and your S.O. and nobody will be offended.
Whoever you decide on, make sure that you are comfortable with them officiating your wedding. Talk to them beforehand so that you are on the same page on your special day.