There is only one vendor needed at every wedding to actually have a wedding, otherwise you are just having a fantastic shindig – an Officiant. Traditionally, couples were married by their pastor or priest, but today with couples moving about they don’t have a family minister to perform the marriage vows and make their union legal.

To help our couples who don’t have a family minister, we are happy that we can offer this add-on service. Stephen, has officiated over 900 weddings since being ordained as a lay minister, and loves helping couples create a personal, meaningful ceremony. He organizes the entire process, making it easy for the couples to choose exactly what they want.

An experienced officiant helps you think through all aspects of your ceremony: processional (from family to bridal party); special elements of the ceremony; the order of the chosen elements; ways to personalize the ceremony; the closing; recessional.

When officiating at Silo and Oak, ceremony creation and officiating services are discounted to $300.

Perhaps you want to have a family member or good friend officiate your ceremony because of the personal connection they have with you but you are a little worried because they don’t have any experience. Do you want to make sure the ceremony is still beautiful with options that reflect you as a couple? Are you (or the person you want to perform the ceremony) searching for ceremony ideas? I Do Ceremonies is now offering ceremony creation services and someone special to you can perform the ceremony. 

Stephen still meets with the bride and groom, shares the detailed approach to creating a ceremony, and then works with you to create a beautiful customized ceremony for your special day!  After finalizing your ceremony he is available to review the details with the person that will be performing the ceremony. This allows you to have a beautiful customized ceremony while taking away the stress from you or the person you want to perform the ceremony. Because the format is so detailed you will have everything you need for the person that will be performing the ceremony. When complete, the outline can be used to help manage your rehearsal and share with your planner, coordinator, DJ and others involved in the ceremony.

Ceremony creation services only (not officiating the day-of) is discounted to $150 for Silo and Oak couples.

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