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Which Wedding Officiant-Minister?
Perhaps you like one of the candidates more than the others and you're thinking of hiring them. In a nutshell, before formally hiring someone, check-in with yourselves to see if you have gotten all your questions answered and see if you need more information or have new questions to ask. I suggest that you take all the time you need for this part of the process so all this is clear and you feel relaxed before concluding anything, before committing.
Unless impossible (which is rare), nothing is really urgent including thinking you must hire a certain candidate right now. Achieving this part of the process is very very important, and, take your time. Consider not acting if you have even a little doubt. Another way of saying it is that 'clear' has a mind of its own and clear will let you know when it's time. It will be obvious because 'clear' has spoken. Trust that you will know when you're ready.
Below we offer some questions you may ask yourselves. These questions can be used with our Signs Page for maximum value. They are similar but come from a slightly different perspectives. Also, the following questions are meant regarding your ceremony, but they can be asked of any wedding planning situation you want maximum clarity for.
- What values are most important to me, to us?
- What values are least important to me, to us?
- Which ones really matter and are must haves?
- Which ones really don't matter that much?
- How clear am I (are we) as to the type of officiant we need?
- Do we (or one of us) need more information?
In applying the above questions, think of these areas: officiant cost, what we're getting for the fee, what we will have to pay for over and above the fee, officiant availability confirmed? (is he/she is definitely available or a little bit iffy?), what will they will wear, what time will they will come, is it early enough for what we need? information about the license, how much input can we have with the words in our ceremony, and there may be other areas that are important to you as well.