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Planning the Wedding Officiant

Wedding Officiant at Crystal Ballroom North Tampa

The wedding officiant requires careful planning, since your ceremony is the most important part of your wedding day. The wedding officiant conducts the rituals of the ceremony, creates the experience, makes it legal and incorporates special readings. Most couples want to create a unique ceremony with all of the their special traditions. These tips will help you choose the wedding officiant that will create the experiences you want on your wedding day.

Wedding Officiant Makes it Legal

Not everyone chooses to have a legal marriage, but for those that do choose the legal status, a wedding officiant is required. The law generally works to the benefit of married couples when it comes to property rights, medical decisions, rights to children and some tax matters. Check with your attorney and tax advisor about the benefits of marriage and your unique circumstances. The wedding officiant will help you through the process of obtaining your marriage license. They will also sign the license and file it with the court to make it legal. If you choose not to have a legal ceremony, the officiant still plays a very important role in your ceremony.

Wedding Officiant at Crystal Ballroom North Tampa

Commitment Ceremony

There can be certain financial and personal reasons that make a commitment ceremony beneficial. This is a wedding ceremony that is recognized by the couple and community, but not legally recognized in court. For LGBT couples, there was a long battle for equality and to be recognized by law and community. The changes in laws related to same sex marriages created a large number of legal wedding ceremonies to meet the celebration of a victory. Whether you choose a legal marriage or a commitment ceremony is a personal choice based upon your unique relationship and situation. It is important to realize that a commitment ceremony will only be differentiated by the legal status. Choosing a commitment ceremony will not lessen the value of your relationship. Regardless of whether you choose a legal ceremony or a commitment ceremony, your wedding officiant will be the director of the magical moment.

Doing it Differently

Most couples seek ways to make their wedding day different. Never be afraid to step outside of the box and imagine something unique. Imagine how you want your ceremony to be, and create that. A wedding officiant is key to helping you design your ceremony and direct the moments. If you want to create your own vows, a wedding officiant can usually help you with the process. Special rituals can be incorporated into your ceremony, such as a unity candle and a sand ceremony. The officiant will be the coordinator of all your customs and rituals. They will deliver special speeches and pause for readings. They will explain traditions to your guests in attendance and lead you through the rituals of your ceremony. The wedding officiant you choose will make all the difference in how you create your special moments.

Wedding Officiant at Crystal Ballroom North Tampa

Personality and Connection

Each couple has a unique vision that requires a very unique wedding officiant to make the moments flawless. You should interview a few different officiants to find the one that feels right. Some couples previously eloped and are seeking to create the wedding they never had. Some desire to recreate the magic of their wedding day in a vow renewal. Others want all the magic of a wedding day without the formality of a marriage license. Culture and orientation can affect the way a ceremony is performed. Wedding officiants are people with unique personalities, different levels of experience and different backgrounds that can affect your ceremony. It is important to interview your officiant to make sure their personality and ideas fit with yours. Your wedding ceremony will happen once. Do not trust the moment to just anyone.

Planning Your Vows with a Wedding Officiant

Your rituals and vows will be the most remembered part of the moment. This is the reason why everyone gathers together on the wedding day. Some couples choose the repeat after me, while others think of all the ways to write something different. Creating unique vows for the moment can make it feel more meaningful. If you want to write wedding vows that speak the love and commitment into one of the most momentous occasions of your entire life, find a wedding officiant with sample scripts and experience assisting couples with writing vows. We do not all speak the same language of love. Find an officiant that speaks yours.

Wedding Officiant at Crystal Ballroom North Tampa

Crystal Ballroom North Tampa

Create your magical moments at Crystal Ballroom North Tampa, an all-inclusive wedding venue with master designers. Bring imagination to Crystal Ballroom and let the professionals design a ceremony space from fantasy. Walk upon rose petals to a romantic wedding arch designed just for you, and experience the moment the way you want it to be remembered forever.


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