Sun, sand and sea—all the things that make up the perfect landscape for a beach wedding. But while you’re busy deciding whether to serve your guests Mai tai drinks in little coconut shells, complete with tiny umbrellas, make sure you don’t forget about one thing: finding the right person to perform the ceremony.
You’ve got plenty of options
These days, you have a lot of options to choose from if you’re looking around for someone to officiate the wedding. You could go with a friend or family member. But there’s something about choosing a solemnizing officer who inspires you and your spouse, who shares in your beliefs. That’s where beach wedding ministers come in.
If you’re set on finding a religious figure to perform the ceremony, then you might want to ask around. Friends and family can come to the rescue and give you tips, recommendations, even a name, of a great officiant.
Set an appointment
See your officiant in person. Don’t pick one you haven’t met before. An hour-long interview is usually enough to give you a feel for which officiant will work best for you and your fiancé.
Find someone you’re comfortable with
Your wedding is a special time for you and your future spouse. And you’re sharing it with loved ones. It’s only right that you go with ministers you’re comfortable with, says the Huffington Post.
Be clear about what you want
You and your future spouse need to clear on what you want the ceremony to include. Do you have any rituals or readings you want to add? What kind of language do you want to use during the ceremony?
These are just a few of the things you’ll need to consider when you take your pick out of your list of beach wedding ministers. For convenience and cost-savings, look into getting a wedding package so you’ll have the help you need in finding the right officiant for your special day.
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