Wedding officiants in Seattle
Rich Sclafani, a non-denominational wedding officiant, pastor, and professional counselor. Creative, flexible, respectful, resourceful, and fun. I consider it a great honor and joy to be a part of a couples wedding day.
As a certified celebrant and ordained non-denominational minister, I will help you create a ceremony that truly reflects who you are as individuals and as a couple. From the first in-person meeting to subsequent conversations, I will take the time to get to know you and your story together - where you met, how you fell in love, what you love about each other.
The best part about my work in the world is that no two ceremonies are ever the same. There are plenty of officiants and celebrants out there who will deliver a generic ceremony with ‘fill in the blanks’ for your name, occasion and ceremony date. And hats off to them, truly: their brand of no-frills has a legitimate place.
Steve Whalen is an award-winning public speaker and Pastor living in Monroe, WA.
Top-Rated Wedding Officiants
You can’t have a wedding without a wedding officiant. You want an officiant who can guide you through the biggest moment of your life. Yet the critical importance of the officiant is frequently overlooked. You can’t have a wedding without an officiant, and the wrong officiant can easily ruin your wedding. Your wedding officiant should share your vision of the wedding ceremony.
Some officiants will simply perform a standard ceremony. If you want to include your own touches and personalized vows, make sure your officiant is prepared and able to handle these variations. Many officiants will help you write your own vows and come up with creative ideas for the ceremony. That is why you should know what you want before hiring someone to officiate at your wedding. Any experienced officiant should be able to provide you with references. If not, he or she may not be for you.
Your wedding officiant should take the time to get to know you and your fiancé and actually contribute to your wedding magic. If you opt for a religious ceremony, talk to your clergy member to ensure that the ceremony will reflect your needs and vision. Some houses of worship have limitations.
A professional officiant will be trained for all types of wedding ceremonies to create a truly personal wedding experience. Also, consider having a special friend officiate for you. He or she can become ordained online for just a modest fee and can become an intricate part of your wedding. Do a Visual Search on our site for ideas and inspiration