Wedding Officiants Gresham OR

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Dr. Paul Ystebo
(949) 310-4669
899 S.Street
Seal Beach, CA

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Erik L. Arneson
(541) 291-9776
1905 SE Morrison St. #9
Portland, OR
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Cherish Ceremonies
(503) 309-2852
Hwy 99E
Oregon City, OR
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

The Radiant Touch
(971) 570-5121
18186 S Chalet Dr
Oregon City, OR
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

NW Affordable Weddings
3215 E 26th st
Vancouver, WA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Ceremonies By Heather Rose
(866) 617-6855
SE Division Street
Portland, OR
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

A Beautiful Ceremony NW
(503) 890-0193
2612 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Your Personal Ceremony
(503) 287-8737
5707 NE 15 Ave
Portland, OR
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Passageways, Rev Diane Wuesthoff
(503) 245-2977
12326 SW 60th Ave
Portland, OR
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Carrie May Weddings
(503) 807-2761
12452 N Westshore Drive
Portland, OR
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Officiants & Clergy

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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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OR Wedding Laws

106.120 Who May Solemnize Marriage; Fee; Personal Payment; Records. (1) As Used In This Section, "Judicial Officer" Means: (A) A Judicial Officer Of This State As That Term Is Defined In Ors 1.210 And Includes But Is Not Limited To A Judge Of A Municipal Court And A Justice Of The Peace. (B) An Active Judge Of A Federal Court. (C) An Active United States Magistrate Judge. (2) Marriages May Be Solemnized By: (A) A Judicial Officer; (B) A County Clerk; (C) Religious Congregations Or Organizations As Indicated In Ors 106.150 (2); Or (D) A Clergy Person Of Any Religious Congregation Or Organization Who Is Authorized By The Congregation Or Organization To Solemnize Marriages. Same Sex Wedding Law: Allows Gay Domestic Partnerships ( View Ruling ) To Perform A Marriage In Oregon 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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