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Tips for Choosing a Wedding Officiant for Your Big Day

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Your wedding officiant is such a big part of your big day! After all, they will be who pronounces you husband and wife, and ensures that you are successfully wed. With many officiants to choose from, surely you won’t be at a loss of options. However, you will want the best fit for your ceremony.

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Choosing your wedding officiant doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, with a few tips, you can choose yours with ease.

We believe that a wedding officiant is such an important part of a ceremony! That’s why, here at Villa Russo, we have gathered some tips to assist you with choosing yours. To learn what these tips are, be sure to continue reading:

  • Justice of the Peace. For couples who don’t practice religious beliefs, a Justice of the Peace would be the most appropriate option to choose as your wedding officiant. A Justice of the Peace is licensed to marry couples who are not tied to any religions, for a general, but beautiful ceremony. You still have the opportunity to meet with your officiant and personalize your ceremony to complement your vision.
  • A Friend. Believe it or not, you can have someone you know, whether it be a friend or family member, officiate your wedding. If you would rather have someone close to you marry you and your partner, rather than a stranger, you certainly can! Getting licensed is actually quite simple. As long as they are eighteen years of age, you are good to go! However, you will want to ensure that who you choose is comfortable to speak in front of others, and prepared for such an important role.
  • Clergy Member. Religion is beautiful. If you are your partner have religious beliefs or if you are involved in a church, you can have a clergy member be your officiant. Your clergy member will ensure that your ceremony will meet all of the religious guidelines, as well as be personalized to you and your partner. However, some clergy members ask that you take part in premarital counseling prior to booking them, and others may not allow you to book them unless you are a member of their church.

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The perfect officiant is a must for your big day! After all, the ceremony is the most important part. If you are ready to tie the knot in a gorgeous Queens, New York wedding venue, please feel free to contact us here at Villa Russo. We would be honored to be your wedding venue in Queens.


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