Wedding Officiants Clearwater FL

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Andrews Memorial Chapel
(727) 529-9233
1899 San Mateo Drive
Dunedin, FL
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(727) 667-1899
2165 Gulf To Bay Blvd.
Clearwater, FL
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Sacred Words Wedding Design
(727) 686-8751
2020 Magnolia Drive
Clearwater, FL
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Weddings at Sunset officiant s
(727) 535-0283
16416 us hwy l9 n
clearwater, FL
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A Loving Unity Officiants
(727) 532-6186
1001 Starkey Road
Largo, FL
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Starlite Cruises
(727) 462-2628
P O BOX 3335
Clearwater, FL

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Unique Marriages
(727) 417-7994
1573 Cumberland Ln
Clearwater, FL
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Forever Twogether
(888) 239-9257
Serving All Of Florida
Clearwater, FL
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Made For Each Other Weddings
(727) 434-3720
1210 Lotis Path
Clearwater, FL
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'I Do' Weddings
(727) 215-0990
107 6th Street NE
Largo, FL
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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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FL Wedding Laws

All Regularly Ordained Ministers Of The Gospel Or Elders In Communion With Some Church, Or Other Ordained Clergy, And All Judicial Officers, Including Retired Judicial Officers, Clerks Of The Circuit Courts, And Notaries Public Of This State May Solemnize The Rites Of Matrimonial Contract, Under The Regulations Prescribed By Law. Marriage In Florida Is Regulated By Florida State Statute 741. This Domestic Relations Law Enumerates The Requirements For Obtaining A Florida Marriage License. According To Statute 741, There Is No Residency Requirement To Get Married In Florida Either On Behalf Of The Individuals Marrying Or The Wedding Officiant. Same Sex Marriages Are Not Permitted But Marriages Between First Cousins Are. A Couple Under The Age Of Eighteen Must Obtain The Permission Of Their Parents And Submit Additional Paperwork To The County Clerk Of The County Where Their Nuptials Are Being Performed. Florida Marriage Laws Specify That, "Any Ordained Or Licensed Clergy, Justices Of The Peace Or Notary Publics May Perform A Legally-Binding Wedding Ceremony." Florida'S Domestic Relations Statute 741.07 Does Not Require The Officiant To Be A Resident Of The State Of Florida. According To The Statute, "Persons Authorized To Solemnize Matrimony Are All Regularly Ordained Ministers Of The Gospel Or Elders In Communion With Some Church, Or Other Ordained Clergy, And All Judicial Officers, Including Retired Judicial Officers, Clerks Of The Circuit Courts, And Notaries Public Of This State May Solemnize The Rites Of Matrimonial Contract, Under The Regulations Prescribed By Law." This Includes Ordained Ministers In Or Outside The State Of Florida. Thanks To These Statutes, It Is Possible To Become A Priest Or Minister With The Universal Life Church Monastery And Perform Legally-Binding Marriage Ceremonies In Florida. An Ordained Minister Will Need To Supply The County Clerk With A Copy Of His Or Her Ordination Certificate. Quakers Are Also Empowered To Perform Wedding Ceremonies According To Their Own Religious Traditions. In Order To Get Married In Florida, Couples Must Obtain A Marriage License. The Documents Required For A Marriage License Include A Valid Government-Issued Photo Identification Card Such As A Passport, Driver'S License, Birth Certificate Or Permanent Green Card. If You Have Been Previously Married, The County Clerk Will Also Require You To Provide The Date Of Your Divorce Or The Date Of The Death Of Your Previous Spouse. If You Have Only Been Divorced For Thirty Days Or Less, The County Clerk Will Require That You Submit A Certified Copy Of The Divorce Decree Or The Death Certificate Of Your Spouse. A Florida Marriage License Is Valid For 60 Days. There Is A New Policy According To Florida Statute 741.0306 That An Engaged Couple Who Completes A State-Sanctioned Marriage Preparation Course Will Not Have To Wait Three Days After Obtaining Their Marriage License Before Marrying. A Couple Who Completes The Course Will Also Receive A Discount On The $93.50 Fee. This Marriage Preparation Course Outlines The Rites, Responsibilities And Duties Of A Husband And Wife To Each Other, Their Children And Both Their Obligations If They Divorce. After The Ceremony, Florida Marriage Laws Specify That A Copy Of The Florida Marriage Certificate Be Filed With The Department Of Children And Families In Jacksonville, Florida, Within Thirty Days. Tying The Knot In A Florida Wedding Ceremony Can Be Very Romantic. There Are Many Wedding Officiants Who Are Willing To Perform A Wedding Ceremony In Beautiful Locations Such As Pristine Beaches And On Cliffs Overlooking The Ocean. The Universal Life Church Monastery Can Provide The Wedding Officiant While A Myriad Of Wedding Planning Services Can Help Engaged Couples Determine The Location. Same Sex Wedding Law: To Perform A Marriage In Florida 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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