I’ve another posting on The Huffington Post and it is different from my previous blogs in that it’s written not for the bride and groom, but rather for their officiant. Since you’re reading my blog, I presume you’re interested in exploring the possibility of my officiating your wedding. So, while this particular posting may not be of interest to you, it will give you a sense of my own style of presiding and what I think is important.
As always, Enjoy!
Is This Your First Wedding As An Officiant? 6 Tips For How To Hold People’s Attention During The Ceremony
To officiate a wedding ceremony for a couple you know and love is truly one of life’s great honors and delights. And it can also be nerve-wracking! You’re standing in front of two people who are having an out-of-body experience and you have to be their rock and emotional support throughout the ceremony.
Over the years I’ve coached many a panicky uncle or grandmother, sister or brother, not to mention college drinking buddy who are nervous because they don’t know what they “should” do or “should” say when they officiate the wedding of a cherished friend or relative.
Well, here’s the thing––five years after the ceremony no one will remember what you said, but they will remember the tone and feeling of the ceremony. When done well, a ceremony renews and refreshes people in an emotional way. Continue reading. . .