Wedding Officiants Bellevue WA

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We Do...I Do's
(425) 275-6115
248 118th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

American Marriage Ministries
(206) 395-9164
330 24th Ave E Ste. 2
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Seattle Secular Wedding Officiant
(206) 781-2081
Seattle and Eastside
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Elope Seattle Style ~ Today, Tomorrow, Next Month!
(425) 922-1325
315 N. 83rd Street
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Love Bound
(425) 687-2598
1500 So. 18th Street
Renton, WA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Spiritual Occasions
(206) 779-6007
Greater Puget Sound Area
Bellevue, WA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Stop Living In Sin
(206) 669-1457
151 11th Ave
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Elope In Seattle!
(425) 922-1325
11840 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Rev-Greg Wedding Officiant
(206) 547-1597
811 N. Motor Pl. #3
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

HeartPlay
(206) 527-8767
1531 N 122nd St
Seattle, WA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Ten Questions to Ask When Selecting a Wedding Officiant

Happy couple flanked by wedding officiants

If you are looking for a wedding officiant to serve at your wedding ceremony , ask yourself these ten important questions to assist you in your wedding planning search:

  1. Will you hold a religious or secular ceremony?
    If your ceremony is more spiritually centered, you might want to go with ordained clergy person of your same faith or denomination. If you have no religious or spiritual preferences, you can always contact officials such as justices of the peace, or others who are legally able to marry you in your state.
  2. Have you budgeted for a wedding officiant?
    Depending on whom you choose to perform the wedding ceremony, fees may apply. Just like with other wedding vendors, you should ask what the fees include and if you’re required to pay a deposit.
  3. Is experience an important factor in selecting a wedding officiant?
    Will it matter to you if your officiant has only performed a handful of services, or do you desire someone a bit more seasoned?
  4. What are your expectations of the wedding officiant?
    What will your require of your selected officiant? If using a clergy person, will you want them to wear traditional vestments? Are there certain scriptures you would prefer read during the wedding ceremony You should discuss any expectations you have of your officiant prior to the wedding rehearsal.
  5. Will you follow a traditional order of service according to your faith or create your own ceremony service?
    Some members of clergy strictly follow traditional orders of service specific to their faith. Perhaps you want to write your own vows or perhaps you want both your mother and father to escort you down the aisle. These are things you and your groom should discuss with your officiant to gauge his or her comfort level with your wedding wishes.
  6. Will your wedding venue play a role in an officiant's availability?
    If your wedding reception and ceremony will take place at the same location (one where alcohol will be served) ask your officiant if he is comfortable performing your wedding ceremony in an environment of that kind.
  7. Will you be required to attend premarital counseling?
    With some faiths, couples are required to participate in premarital counseling. This may be something you will have to consider if your heart is set on an officiant who follows this tradition.
  8. What happens if the officiant cancels at the last minute?
    Will your officiant have a selected backup or would you need to find an alternate yourselves? Ask the vendor about his or her cancellation/rescheduling policy to protect you in case of an unforeseen emergency.

  9. Will the officiant perform your ceremony if you are not married in his/her church?
    Is it mandatory that you’re married at their home church? If so, are there any exceptions to this rule?

  10. Will your wedding day affect the availability of certain officiants?
    Some couples may choose to have thei...

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WA Wedding Laws

Weddings In Washington State Require A Washington State Wedding License. In Order To Obtain A Marriage License In Washington You Must Go To The Local County Clerk Where You Intend To Marry And Apply For A License. The First Order Of Business Is To Provide The Local County Clerk With Valid Identification. Valid Identification Includes A Current Driver'S License, A Valid Passport Or A Certified Birth Certificate. Both You And Your Betrothed Must Go To The County Clerk'S Office Together And Present The County Clerk With Appropriate Identification Documents. In Addition, There Is A Fee To Obtain A Washington State Marriage License Of Approximately $62. Most Counties Only Accept Cash. The Fee Will Vary From County To County So It Is Best To Confirm The Exact Amount Of The Fee With The County Clerk In The County Where You Intend To Marry. A Washington State Marriage License Is Valid For Sixty Days. If You Have Been Previously Married, You Will Need To Have A Finalized Copy Of The Divorce Decree Or A Copy Of Your Previous Spouse'S Death Certificate To Present To The County Clerk. There Is No Residency Requirement If You Plan On Obtaining A Washington State Wedding License Before You Can Hold The Wedding. There Is, However, A Three Day Waiting Period After The License Has Been Issued Before You Can Marry. No Blood Tests Are Required. If Either Of The Engaged Couple Is Between The Ages Of Seventeen And Eighteen, A Parent Will Need To Go With You To The County Clerk'S Office To Give Consent For You To Marry. If Either Of You Is Under Seventeen Years Of Age, You Must Obtain Judicial Consent To Marry. Proxy Marriages Are Not Allowed In Washington State. In Order To Act As A Wedding Officiant In Weddings In Washington State, The Wedding Officiant Must Abide By Washington State Statute Rcw 3.02.010. This Statute Specifies That Any Regularly Licensed Or Ordained Priest Or Minister Or Any Religious Congregation, Church Or Temple May Perform Weddings In Washington State. There Is No Residency Requirement To Perform Marriages In Washington. Additionally, Active Or Retired Judges And Justices Of The Peace May Perform Weddings In Washington State. Online-Ordained Ministers Of The Universal Life Church Monastery Are Able To Perform Legally-Recognized Weddings In Washington. Ulc And All Other Online Ordained Ministers Must Present Appropriate Ordination Papers Indicating He Or She Has Been Approved To Perform Marriages And Must Also Present Appropriate Identification To The County Clerk Where The Marriage Is To Be Performed. Additionally, Two Certified Copies Of The Marriage Certificate Must Be Forwarded To The County Auditor Within Thirty Days Of The Solemnization Of The Union. Same-Sex Marriage Has Been Passed In The Washington State Legislature But Cannot Take Effect Until Either June 2012 Or, If A Referendum Is Successfully Mounted, After A Vote In November. Currently, Same-Sex Couples Have Domestic Partnership Rites From A 2007 State Statute That Guarantees Lesbians, Gay Men, And Unmarried Seniors Who Are Living Together Inheritance Rites, Hospital Visitation Rites, Funeral Rites And Disposal Of Property Rites. In November Of 2009, Gay Unions In Washington State Were Protected By A Law That Guaranteed Tgay Couples Almost All Of The Same Rites As Traditional Heterosexual Couples. Same Sex Wedding Law: Allows Gay Domestic Partnerships ( View Ruling ) To Perform A Marriage In Washington You Need To Be Ordained And May Be Required To Provide Proof Of Ordination Such As An Ordination Credential , Wallet Credential , Or A Letter Of Good Standing From The Church.

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