Wedding Officiants Milwaukee WI

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Carolyn's Custom Ceremonies
(414) 745-4397
2021 N. 57th St.
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Milwaukee Clergy
(414) 550-2466
6960 N. Ardara Ave.
Glendale, WI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

A Chapel by the Courthouse
(262) 373-0325
14665 W. Lisbon Road
Brookfield, WI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

New Beginnings Wedding Chapel
(414) 764-6640
6420 S. Howell Ave
Oak Creek, WI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Rent A Preacher
(262) 853-3099
106 E. Freistadt rd
Thiensville, WI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Universal Anglican Church
(414) 793-4828
The Rev. Jeffrey S. Montoya
Milwaukee, WI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Milwaukee Wedding Ministers LLC
(414) 737-5845
3129 West Mangold Ave
Greenfield, WI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Rev. Jim Myers Ministries
(414) 336-8385
2555 S. Calhoun Rd
New Berlin, WI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Custom Wedding Ceremonies and Officiant
(414) 232-7997
Reverend Dr. Jennifer Miller, PhD
Franklin, WI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Rev. Christine Weidner
(414) 791-3635
Metro Milwaukee
Lannon, WI
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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WI Wedding Laws

For More Information On Sponsorship, Please Visit Ulc Wisconsin Wisconsin Sample Letter Of Sponsorship Wisconsin Marriage License Application Search For Wisconsin Ministers For Weddings 765.16 Marriage Contract, How Made; Officiating Person. Marriage May Be Validly Solemnized And Contracted In This State Only After A Marriage License Has Been Issued Therefor, And Only By The Mutual Declarations Of The 2 Parties To Be Joined In Marriage That They Take Each Other As Husband And Wife, Made Before An Authorized Officiating Person And In The Presence Of At Least 2 Competent Adult Witnesses Other Than The Officiating Person. The Following Are Authorized To Be Officiating Persons: 765.16(1) (1) Any Ordained Member Of The Clergy Of Any Religious Denomination Or Society Who Continues To Be An Ordained Member Of The Clergy. 765.16(2) (2) Any Licentiate Of A Denominational Body Or An Appointee Of Any Bishop Serving As The Regular Member Of The Clergy Of Any Church Of The Denomination To Which The Member Of The Clergy Belongs, If Not Restrained From So Doing By The Discipline Of The Church Or Denomination. 765.16(3) (3) The 2 Parties Themselves, By Mutual Declarations That They Take Each Other As Husband And Wife, In Accordance With The Customs, Rules And Regulations Of Any Religious Society, Denomination Or Sect To Which Either Of The Parties May Belong. 765.17 Nonresident Officiating Person; Sponsorship. Any Member Of The Clergy, Licentiate Or Appointee Named In S. 765.16 Who Is Not A Resident Of This State May Solemnize Marriages In This State If He Or She Possesses At The Time Of The Marriage A Letter Of Sponsorship From A Member Of The Clergy Of The Same Religious Denomination Or Society Who Has A Church In This State Under His Or Her Ministry. 765.19 Delivery And Filing Of Marriage Document. The Marriage Document, Legibly And Completely Filled Out With Unfading Black Ink, Shall Be Returned By The Officiating Person, Or, In The Case Of A Marriage Ceremony Performed Without An Officiating Person, Then By The Parties To The Marriage Contract, Or Either Of Them, To The Register Of Deeds Of The County In Which The Marriage Was Performed Within 3 Days After The Date Of The Marriage. Same Sex Wedding Law: To Perform A Marriage In Wisconsin 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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