b'12+ MONTHS CEREMONY SITES & OFFICIANTS XO PHOTO COMPANY DAKAI PHOTOGRAPHYSHAUNA VEASEY PHOTOGRAPHYQUESTIONS TO ASK Finding an officiantOfficiants: The ceremony is the most meaningful part of the wedding. Will you give a speech/sermon? Make sure its sentimentaland more importantly, legal! by finding the perfect officiant. Will we be able to read the speech/sermonbefore the ceremony? Legality Can we choose the readings?The most important step in choosing an officiant is makingWill you perform the marriage at our venue? sure they are legally allowed to marry you. In Ohio, ministersordained online must register with the Secretary of States officeDo you have sample vow wordings? for a marriage to be legal. Its important to ask to see both proofDo you require premarital counseling? of ordainment and registration. Some religious leaders are able to Will you attend the rehearsal?conduct weddings outside of the church. Ask him or her what theirregulations are and if theyre willing and available.Ceremony Site: A personal touch May we bring in our own officiant? You should choose an officiant who you feel comfortable aroundDo you have a bridal suite?and who is a good public speaker. Someone who knows you well Are there any restrictions for decorations, is always best, as they can add personal touches. You should alsovendors, or music?consider asking someone you admire. ode? Gather opinions Is there a dress c( Know the guidelines before buying your dress) Magazines, wedding shows, and family and friends are all reputable sources for referrals when finding your officiant. Ask to see videos Ceremony Musicians: of previous weddings and talk to anyone you know who has beenCan I choose my songs?to a wedding where this person officiated. Experience speaks more What instruments do you offer? than anything else.Will you be the performer the day-of? Points to discussHow far in advance should I book? Ask for sample wordings. Go over the order of the ceremony, such as unity ceremonies, readings, and musical interludes. Ask Dont forget to ask the if they have suggestions for readings or any sample vows you can general questions on page 4 refer to when writing your own. They are the expert!40 TODAYS BRIDE|12+ MONTHS UNTIL I DO|CEREMONY SITES & OFFICIANTS'