Marriage is sacred and precious moment in our life. We hope that marriage only happens once in our life time. Therefore, in order to create an unforgettable memories and flawless wedding ceremony, people will prepare many things before D-Day. The marriage preparations involve wedding invitation, wedding dress, wedding suit, ballroom for wedding, wedding souvenir, catering and destination for honeymoon. Nevertheless, we cannot forget to prepare this thing because it is very essential part of wedding ceremony. The thing that cannot be forgotten in our wedding ceremony is a wedding officiant. Wedding officiant is person who has role to lead the wedding ceremony. Commonly, wedding officiant is man that will join the couple in marriage. Wedding officiant is essential element in a wedding ceremony because he will legalize the marriage in the name of law and religious organization. Before we talk about how to become a wedding officiant, there will be short explanation about types of wedding officiant.
Things That You Should Learn Before Become a Wedding Officiant
There are two types of wedding officiant which are non religious wedding officiant and religious wedding officiant. The first type of wedding officiant which is non religious wedding officiant is wedding officiant that is legally chosen by the state where you hold a wedding ceremony. Shortly, we can say that non religious wedding officiant is wedding officiant that legalizes the marriage in the name of law. Meanwhile, religious wedding officiant is wedding officiant that will legalize the marriage in the name of God. Usually, religious wedding officiant is chosen based on the religion or belief of the bride and the groom. In addition, becoming ordained to marry both of the wedding officiants must be ordained minister license to lead the wedding ceremony and legalize the couple.
And, there are several things that we should learn about how to become a wedding officiant.
We Should Know about the Law
Wedding officiants are legal officers. They have license from the state to legalize the marriage. Therefore, in order to become wedding officiants, we should understand the law that is legal in the state where we live. We also should understand the requirements to become legal wedding officiant. We will find that some states have very lenient requirements for everyone who wants to be a wedding officiant. Nevertheless, some states have strict and complicated requirements for everyone who wants to be a wedding officiant. After completing the requirements, we will receive the certificate that indicates our status as legal wedding officiant.
We Should Know the Bride and the Groom
As we know that a wedding officiant will lead the wedding ceremony and legalize the relationship between the bride and the groom in the name of law and God. So it is important for a wedding officiant to know about the bride and the groom before the wedding ceremony is held. The purpose of meeting with the couple is to know about the couple and also the concept of wedding ceremony. As a wedding officiant, at least we know a little bit information about the bride and the groom, how they met for the first time and some memorable experience during dating. In addition, we must know about the concept of the wedding ceremony. Is it modern or traditional? Are there any agendas like sing a song, give a speech or any other agendas?
We Should Establish Connestion
The last thing that we should learn about how to become a wedding officiant is to make the profession as wedding officiant is a business that can earn money. We should have link or connection from everyone that usually involve in wedding ceremony, like wedding organizer. The more link that we have, the more job will come.