Wedding Officiants Minnetonka MN

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Wedding Ceremonies by Jennie
(952) 200-3510
Private
Hopkins, MN
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Positively Charmed
(612) 382-2960
38th & Grand Ave South
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Briana Melom, MA, BSW
(612) 308-0938
4120 12th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Marry Me
(612) 965-0838
3100 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

NorthStar Nuptials
(763) 232-3939
5817 73rd Ave N
Brooklyn Park, MN
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Amazing Grace Wedding Offciants, JP, and Ministry Service
(612) 868-0693
702
Excelsior, MN
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Wedding Vows Services
(612) 521-1660
2320 Dupont Ave N
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Pastoral Ministries
(763) 559-9232
4949 Winnetka Ave N
New Hope, MN
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Abundance of Love Minnesota Wedding Officiant
(952) 236-8899
Greater Twin CIties Area - St Paul/Mpls
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Minnesota Reverend
(952) 210-7575
7118 Grimes Ave North
Brooklyn Center, MN
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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MN Wedding Laws

Counties Will Require That Credentials Be Registered. The Anoka County Site Describes The Process And Provides An Order Form For Registration. Other Counties Will Have Similar Requirements. 517.04 Solemnization Marriages May Be Solemnized Throughout The State By A Judge Of A Court Of Record, A Retired Judge Of A Court Of Record, A Court Administrator, A Retired Court Administrator With The Approval Of The Chief Judge Of The Judicial District, A Former Court Commissioner Who Is Employed By The Court System Or Is Acting Pursuant To An Order Of The Chief Judge Of The Commissioner'S Judicial District, The Residential School Administrators Of The Minnesota State Academy For The Deaf And The Minnesota State Academy For The Blind, A Licensed Or Ordained Minister Of Any Religious Denomination, Or By Any Mode Recognized In Section 517.18. 517.05 Credentials Of Minister Ministers Of Any Religious Denomination, Before They Are Authorized To Solemnize A Marriage, Shall File A Copy Of Their Credentials Of License Or Ordination With The Court Administrator Of The District Court Of A County In This State, Who Shall Record The Same And Give A Certificate Thereof. The Place Where The Credentials Are Recorded Shall Be Endorsed Upon And Recorded With Each Certificate Of Marriage Granted By A Minister. Copyright 2004 By The Office Of Revisor Of Statutes, State Of Minnesota. Same Sex Wedding Law: To Perform A Marriage In Minnesota 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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