Last year, one in three American weddings were officiated by a friend or family member. With the officiating trend on the rise, vice officiants need a resource to guide them. In The Wedding Officiant's Guide, interfaith minister Lisa Francesca breaks down the entire officiating process, from becoming an ordained officiant and interviewing the couple to drafting and performing a moving ceremony. Written in an engaging and friendly tone and featuring empowering advice, suggested readings, stories and lessons learned from new officiants and practical tips from wedding planners, this inviting handbook will help new officiants write and deliver a wedding ceremony that fulfils marriage laws, delights guests and hours the marrying couple.
Lisa Francesca is an interfaith minister who has officiated weddings, memorials, and other ceremonies for more than ten years.