There’s a lot that goes into a wedding (as these pages evidence). But remember, between choosing the dress, the venue and the DJ, the entire day is built around the ceremony. Make sure the person you choose to lead you to “you may kiss the bride” is a perfect match.
What’s the difference between a minister and a wedding officiant? A minister (also sometimes called a reverend, pastor, preacher, priest, etc.) is someone who studied theology at a seminary, church or religious-affiliated college and is ordained in a specific faith denomination. On the other hand, an officiant can be someone who has completed a course of study from an online company or college for the sole purpose of performing weddings. The latter option can be a good choice for couples who are not religious or who come from two different religious backgrounds.
Top left photo courtesy of flower & bee; remaining photos by Chris Mullins