Wedding Officiants Washington DC

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Capital Ceremonies
(202) 494-7855
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Washington, DC
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

DC Civil Ceremonies
(202) 521-5100
1100 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Heavenly Light Ministries
(703) 380-5458
2217 South Oakland
Arlington, VA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Alexandria's Waterfront Wedding Services
(571) 289-2327
N. Union Street
Alexandria, VA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Maryland Civil Ceremonies
(301) 576-2100
3204 Curtis Drive
Temple Hills, MD
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

DC Secular Weddings
(612) 310-3596
715 6th Street NE
Washington, DC
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

A King Celebration
(202) 246-3584
2017 Rosemount Ave
Washington, DC
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

A Alexandria Civil Ceremony
(703) 621-5100
1100 Wythe Street
Alexandria, VA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Northern Virginia Marriage Licenses
(703) 740-5002
500 King Street
Alexandria, VA
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Cecile's
(800) 518-8968
P.O. Box 513
Temple Hills, MD
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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DC Wedding Laws

The County Clerk May Require Our Founding Documents For Registration - You Can View And Print A Pdf Copy Of Those Documents Here . Official Information: For More Information, You Can Call (202) 879-4850. For The Purpose Of Preserving The Evidence Of Marriages In The District Of Columbia, Every Minister Of Any Religious Society Approved Or Ordained According To The Ceremonies Of His Religious Society, Whether His Residence Is In The District Of Columbia Or Elsewhere In The United States Or The Territories, May Be Authorized By Any Judge Of The Superior Court Of The District Of Columbia To Celebrate Marriages In The District Of Columbia. Marriages May Also Be Performed By Any Judge Or Justice Of Any Court Of Record; Provided, That Marriages Of Any Religious Society Which Does Not By Its Own Custom Require The Intervention Of A Minister For The Celebration Of Marriages May Be Solemnized In The Manner Prescribed And Practiced In Any Such Religious Society, The License In Such Case To Be Issued To, And Returns To Be Made By, A Person Appointed By Such Religious Society For That Purpose. The Clerk Of The Superior Court Of The District Of Columbia Or Such Deputy Clerks Of The Court As May, In Writing, Be Designated By The Clerk And Approved By The Chief Judge, May Celebrate Marriages In The District Of Columbia. Same Sex Wedding Law: Allows Gay Domestic Partnerships ( View Ruling ) To Perform A Marriage In Washington Dc 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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