You have probably heard the old saying that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing well. And that is certainly the case with your wedding plans and what is about to happen on the biggest day of your life. There are so many details to concentrate on, just make sure that hiring someone who knows what they are doing as your wedding officiant is one of those aspects of your wedding that you concentrate on. To make sure that everything goes as planned and is absolutely perfect, you just cannot beat having someone in front of you that you have confidence in. Think about it, you have probably spent hundreds of hours on the rest of your wedding plans including all of your vendors and items that you need to pull off your big day. Why not spend some quality time making sure that you have the right person that can lead you through the elements of your ceremony and at the same time pull everything off as a professional feeling and sounding ceremony. Don't become so wrapped up in certain arenas that you forget the reason that you are here in the first place. It all comes down to whether you care if your ceremony is going to have the look and feel that you desire. One thing that we can absolutely guarantee you is if you do not do your due diligence when you are searching for a professional officiant, the chance of something going wrong or things going south have just greatly increased. So, what should you be looking for when you head out into the Reno area? To put it short and sweet, it needs to be someone who is very experienced and very knowledgeable about ceremonies. Follow the guide we have provided below and we can almost guarantee that you will end up with the person who is a perfect fit for you and your wedding day.
Your best bet is to find some quality candidates to consider. The best way to do that is to look in a number of sources. Doing a Google search for “wedding officiants in the Reno area” should give you a number of potential candidates to interview. There will be numerous results that come back as a result of your search so you will want to click on a number of them and peruse their website to see if they appear to be a quality candidate. Also, check out wedding vendor websites like The Knot. Here, you can narrow down your search to a specific area. They also have reviews for you to read good and bad so it is kind of like one stop shopping. When you start looking at officiants websites just make sure that they come off as professional. Read their biography and why they became an officiant. If they have an video online of a wedding that they have officiated, check it out. Do they have a list of elements that they include as part of a wedding ceremony? Do they allow customizing of the ceremony? As you are going through this process, make sure that you keep a running list of those officiants that you would like to check out further.
At your face to face meetings with each worthy candidate, talk about your ideas for your ceremony. What kind of response do you get? Do they have any problems with anything that you have mentioned? Do they have any suggestions? What do they feel should always be included in a wedding ceremony? Are they wedded to an order of events? Can you write your own vows? Have they ever turned anyone down? If so, why? What do they love about officiating weddings?
Find out if there is anything required from you. For instance, do they require any couple that they marry to go through premarital counseling with them? Check out videos of past weddings they have been a part of. Do you like the way that they operate and control the flow? If you have diligently gathered all of this information from each potential officiant, you should be able to choose the one that you like best.Back to the Wedding Guide