Some may call me crazy, but I’m going to share with you tips on how to create a wedding ceremony WITHOUT a professional officiant.

Why am I doing this? There are many Facebook posts in wedding groups asking for officiant recommendations, and invariably someone adds a comment that in Colorado you don’t need to hire an officiant.

And it’s true, you don’t have to hire an officiant.

By the same token, you don’t have to hire a caterer either. Or a florist. Or buy a new dress.

But you do it to enhance the experience.  You do it to take the stress off yourself.

So… if you want to go the route of finding a script on the internet (or writing one yourself) and asking a friend or family member to act as the officiant, Elevate Wedding Officiant wants to support you by providing the structure, tips, and suggestions for making the DIY officiant process as easy as possible.

Fact is, the heart is in the words of the script and you’ll have to come up with that on your own although we do offer script writing services too.

If you’re going the DIY route, check out the new page on our website Friend or Family as Officiant, and – if you need more support – contact us.

By Denise O’Malley, Business Manager / Officiant