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Wedding Officiant Ankeny IA

Wedding officiants include wedding ministers, ordained ministers, civil celebrants, and Justices of the Peace. They give access to wedding ceremonies, nondenominational wedding ceremonies, interfaith wedding ceremonies, and nonreligious wedding ceremonies. See below to learn more and to gain access to wedding officiants in Ankeny, IA.

Ceremonies of Celebration
(515) 249-9663
4734 76th St
Urbandale, IA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

A Beaming Admiration
(888) 288-3179
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Serving Your Area, IA
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Officiants & Clergy

Reverend Sheila Rae
(563) 570-1961
1624 Alcoa Avenue
Bettendorf, IA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Ceremonies of Celebration
(515) 249-9663
4734 76th St
Urbandale, IA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Pastor Jeff
(563) 370-1659
2217 Wilkes Avenue
Davenport, IA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

The Marriage Pros
(888) 288-3179
2800 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Say Yes!...Weddings
(515) 480-1148
4701 Cody Dr
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Say Yes!...Weddings
(515) 480-1148
4701 Cody Dr
West Des Moines, IA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Blessed Unions Weddings
(319) 238-4032
425 8th Avenue S.E.
Oelwein, IA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

A Beaming Admiration
(888) 288-3179
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Serving Your Area, IA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Hiring An Officiant for Your Wedding Ceremony

As a wedding officiant, I’m generally the last vendor to be interviewed.  I don’t take it personally…most couples spend a lot of time and energy scheduling and hiring people to make the reception an event that will be remembered for a long time, and it’s the celebration that everyone looks forward to.  But once every last reception detail has been completed, some brides and grooms will often say to each other, “Yikes!  We don’t have anyone to marry us yet!”

When you think about it, the person who speaks the words of your ceremony is one of the most important people in attendance.  A lot of couples belong to a church or house of worship; there’s already a relationship established with the clergyperson and the parties know one another.  But what about those folks who don’t belong to a church?  Or don't share the same religious background and neither wishes to convert?  Or who don’t want to be married in a church?  Or who don’t subscribe to a specific religion/belief system at all?  Or who might belong to a religion that doesn’t support couples who live together…or have a child together…or where one of the parties is divorced?  It’s this population that needs to find someone who will marry them.

Where do you start?  I recommend talking to married friends for a referral, or a Google search like “ Officiant", or on MyPartyPlanner.com.  You will get many hits, no doubt, and it will be up to you to find just the right person.

Look closely at their website.  You can hopefully learn about the officiant’s personality, credentials, experience, and sometimes even fees.  Call the officiant and ask for a face-to-face meeting (you can send an e-mail asking the same as well).  There should be no fee for the initial consultation, and the officiant should ask you a lot of questions about the two of you, what you want for your ceremony, and then let you know up-front whether he/she can deliver.  Ask for referrals.  Discuss the fee for service, and what that includes.  Most vendors ask for a deposit to secure the date; expect the same when hiring your officiant.  Remember, also, that the decision to hire because he/she is the cheapest is not how to hire an officiant.  You want someone who has experience, professionalism and reliability (referrals can tell you about these).  But even more important than how much the service costs, you should feel a connection w...

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