Should We Ask Someone We Know To Officiate Our Wedding?

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How do you decide that someone is right for the role of officiating your wedding ceremony? For some couples, this question is hardly an easy one to answer. If you have struggled to agree on an officiant, you may want to consider someone in your personal life. Asking a friend or family member to act in this role can give someone important to you a prominent role in your wedding. It also ensures that the person overseeing your exchange of vows is familiar with the two of you, and your relationship, and is able to share what makes your relationship special.

Many Couples Will Have A Friend Or Family Member Serve As Officiant

While people hosting traditional wedding events often still turn to experienced officiants. With their familiar presence and their experience overseeing wedding events, you can find that a skilled wedding officiant can help you establish a formal tone while also giving you someone knowledgeable to work with. With that said, having someone who knows the two of you on a personal level can be a great choice for a less typical event. A friend or family member can recognize how this event is meant to be a reflection of you, and they can share personal details about the relationship you and your partner have enjoyed.

What Should You Look For In An Officiant?

It is hard to overstate the importance of having an officiant who is comfortable with public speaking. If possible, look for someone in your life who does have some kind of experience performing or interacting with groups of people. Otherwise, you may find that the friend who promises they are comfortable making public speeches has oversold their comfort level in order to be a part of your special day. You should also look for someone who respects the tone that you want to set for your ceremony. You can decide how relaxed or serious this part of your wedding will be, and they should be comfortable with your choice.

Want To Make Your Ceremony More Personal? Consider Writing Your Own Vows

The officiant is not the only person who is allowed to let their personality shine through during a wedding ceremony. In order to show off more of your own experiences and views on love, you and your partner may want to write and recite your own vows. By doing so, you can take a moment to speak directly to why you are so excited to spend the rest of your life with the person standing beside you at the altar!

Texas Old Town Can Provide A Beautiful Space For Your Wedding Ceremony

At Texas Old Town, couples can create the wedding celebration they want for themselves while enjoying access to the natural beauty of Texas Hill Country! To arrange a tour of our Kyle, TX wedding venue, please call us at 512.396.1800 or fill out our online form.