Selecting your wedding officiant is a vital decision. Your choice will have a significant influence on the tone of your ceremony. You have to make sure that you find someone who is willing to perform the kind of service you are envisioning or who has a style and belief system similar to yours.

They should also be legally able to marry you in your state. So, how do you get started? Here are a few tips from Meadows Event Center on finding the right officiant for your wedding.

  • A Justice of The Peace

When looking for a Justice of the Peace for your ceremony, the county clerk’s office-where you will get your marriage license-is an excellent place to start. They’ll most likely have a list detailing what you’re looking for. You can then make a few phone calls to determine if they’re a good fit for you or not.

  • At City Hall

It is quite easy to find someone to marry you in city hall. You’ll need to make an appointment and that’s it, but little will be wasted because you’ll be wedded rather quickly. You can get more information on this from your local city council.

  • A Friend or Relative

This is a great option to go for if you want to personalize your wedding even further. In some states, your friend can get a one-day designation to be licensed to perform your wedding. Again, check to ascertain if options like these are recognized in your state.

  • A Religious Officiant

This is pretty straightforward if you’re getting married in your church. Otherwise, you should first find a denomination that best fits your beliefs. Meet with them, find out if they suit your style, and make sure they are available on your date. Try to talk to more than one candidate so you can be sure that you are making the right decision.

Meadows Event Center is an excellent location with a breathtaking landscape for your wedding in Colorado. Helping couples make their dream weddings come true is our passion and would be honored to do the same for you.

Come see us at 14016 County Road 32, Platteville, Colorado 80651. You can also give us a call at 970-500-5979. Reach out to us and we’ll help make your wedding an event you won’t soon forget!