What To Look For in a Wedding Officiant
by Christina Mathews
When selecting a wedding professional or minister to officiate your wedding, the most important factor should be their personality and the chemistry they have with you and your fiancé. You will want a wedding officiant that relates to you and your wishes and will perform the ceremony accordingly.
The qualities you want to look for in your wedding officiant -- second to their personality and beliefs -- are good public speaking skills, good human relations skills, experience, effective handling of a variety of people and situations, and respect for your wishes. And lastly, it is important that you and your fiancé are on the same page as to what type of ceremony you would like to have. Be sure to select an officiant that performs that type of ceremony -- whether it be religious, non-denominational, spiritual, interfaith , cultural or a civil wedding ceremony.