Choosing Your Wedding Officiant

Choosing your wedding officiant is one of the most important vendor decisions you will make in the months leading up to your wedding.

Read on for episode highlights, to download this Wedding Planning Podcast audio show, and a priceless resource from today’s special guest!

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Today my special guest is Bethel Nathan of Ceremonies by Bethel.  Bethel is warm, professional, and friendly, and my chat with her about the actual wedding ceremony gave me goosebumps.  As an ordained officiant, Bethel really focuses on spending quality time with the engaged couple in the weeks leading up to the actual wedding.  This means getting to know them.  Making sure their ceremony is unique.  Personal.  Representative of the couple & their values.

“my chat with Bethel about the actual wedding ceremony literally gave me goosebumps”

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Today’s “Choosing Your Officiant” episode does a deep dive into what goes into selecting your wedding officiant.  One of my favorite takeaways from today’s show is this:

When choosing a wedding officiant, I really encourage you to look for someone like Bethel.  Someone who guides the conversation between you & your partner about what kind of things you would like to have included in the ceremony. 

Bethel mentions in our interview that she doesn’t believe in giving couples a blank piece of paper.  A blank page and the order to “write your wedding vows” can be stressful & overwhelming, and give you a feeling of not knowing where to begin. 

Your chosen officiant should be able to guide this conversation with ease, & provide you with a useful framework of questions and things to consider.  This way, you and your fiancé have the tools build a meaningful and personal ceremony that reflects the two of you as a couple.

If you are planning on having a loved one officiate your wedding ceremony, Bethel has a wonderful resource for you that you can explore more at the link below:


Questions about today’s episode, or anything else on your mind?  Leave a comment or shoot me a note!

Coming up next week, I’m interviewing a wedding florist who advises you to think OUTSIDE THE FLOWERS.  Ironic, huh?  Be sure to tune in! 😉


Talk soon!

xo Kara


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