Wedding Officiants Independence MO

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St. Mary's Episcopal Church
(816) 842-0975
1307 Holmes
Kansas City, MO
Years in Business
152
Membership Associations
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Angel M Enterprises
(816) 483-5947
5208 Saida Ave.
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Family Medallion...Resources for Family Weddings
(800) 237-1922
3535 Charlotte
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Vows Of Love Ceremonies
(816) 200-7858
6907 E. 100TH ST
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Blessed by Les Wedding Services
8237 NW Waukomis Dr
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

O'Dell Ministries
(816) 645-9245
1729 Hawthorne CT
Independence, MO
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Two-Hearts Wedding Services
(816) 988-7587
605 NE Sunview Dr.
Blue Springs, MO
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Missouri Wedding Officiant
(816) 729-4324
5217 N Palmer Ave
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

When Two Become One
(816) 813-1838
6330 N Bedford Ave
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Amore By Rose Budd Weddings
(816) 868-0635
6116 NW 49th Terr
Kansas City, MO
Specialty
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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MO Wedding Laws

451.100. Marriages May Be Solemnized By Any Clergyman, Either Active Or Retired, Who Is In Good Standing With Any Church Or Synagogue In This State. Marriages May Also Be Solemnized, Without Compensation, By Any Judge, Including A Municipal Judge. Marriages May Also Be Solemnized By A Religious Society, Religious Institution, Or Religious Organization Of This State, According To The Regulations And Customs Of The Society, Institution Or Organization, When Either Party To The Marriage To Be Solemnized Is A Member Of Such Society, Institution Or Organization. Same Sex Wedding Law: To Perform A Marriage In Missouri 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. Ulc The Monastery'S Foreign Corporation State Filings

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