Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Booking Your Officiant On Time...

Booking your Officiant should never be the last thing on your to-do list.

So you have said I Do, looked at Venues to decide which one best fits what you want your wedding to be. Chose your colors and theme, tasted bunches of yummy food and designed your cake. Dress is ready and the time it took to pick out the flowers and the shoes.....Do you really want to try to book an Officiant with only a month left before your Wedding????

I know...I know it is the last thing on your mind, but really...that my wonderful brides to be should be one of the first things on your mind. Think of it this way, you really would never hire a Wedding Planner or DOC without sitting and meeting with them to make sure that you all feel comfortable with working together. You wouldn't call a cake designer and tell them just make me this cake, no you would want to sit with them and talk about what cake flavors you love and taste the samples right???
Then why do so many Brides wait to chose the one person that is going to be there to make it happen for you, the one person that will guide you through your words to each other and above all...sign your marriage license. Understanding that this person, your Officiant will be there to help create a ceremony that is truly yours, but it takes time and only giving a short time-frame means chances are you are going to get a copy of a ceremony that so many couples have used before. Nothing really wrong with it if you want just a quick
I-DO. Planning your ceremony should be part of the excitement of getting married. Having words and emotions in your ceremony that is truly both of you will make your Wedding Day so much more meaningful.

So here is my suggestion.....Book your Officiant as soon as you know you will need one. I get calls and emails all the time wanting me to Officiate on one of the biggest days of their lives......in two weeks. Hair and Make-up get alot more notice than that.

I hope this helps in remembering to add the Officiant to the beginning of your TO-DO-LIST, you will be so happy you did.

Take care,

 If you want to book Nora of Party Planners Plus as your Officiant or Wedding Planner go to http://www.partyplannersplus.vpweb.com and click on our contact page.
Central Ohio Area only please.

 Nora McCoy Wedding/Event Planner Wedding Officiant http://www.partyplannersplus.vpweb.com http://www.facebook.com/partyplannersplus If you should choose to copy any of my blog feel free as long as you give credit and link back to my website at http://www.partyplannersplus.vpweb.com