Before the wedding, your Officiant will have all the written details regarding the wedding ceremony, including wedding date, exact time, as well as the bride's and the groom's contact numbers, addresses and email addresses. Your Officiant should also know the correct venue where the ceremony will be held.
Readings and Prayers
The Officiant must confirm with the wedding couple whether they would like a standard ceremony, or if they want to include any special prayers or texts, such as Native American Blessing, poem, quotes, excerpts from novels or some verses from a sacred script. If so, the Officiant must have it written down somewhere accessible.
Many people choose not to include vows in the wedding ceremony, which is why it is essential to find out whether or not vows should be mentioned during the ceremony. If the Officiant assumes there is going to be an exchange of vows, he may announce it during the wedding, and the unprepared bride and groom may encounter awkwardness in the presence of family and friends.
The Officiant should find out if the couple plans to give gifts -- such as flowers -- to grandparents or parents right before beginning the ceremony. If so, the Officiant should be prepared to give them some time instead of attempting to start right after the bride walks up to the aisle.
The Officiant must know the number of bridesmaids and groomsmen, and if there are any special people involved in the ceremony that requires mentioning, such as a ring bearer, or the flower girl.
If the Officiant is required in the rehearsal dinner, he must confirm it as soon as possible so he could manage his availability accordingly. He must confirm the wedding reception a few days before the wedding is to be held.
Get your marriage license at your nearest City Hall.