WHAT IS A
"PROFESSIONALLY-TRAINED WEDDING OFFICIANT?"
A professionally-trained Wedding Officiant is a person
who is specifically trained in every aspect of The
Wedding Day. A Wedding Officiant doesn't need to be an
Ordained Minister who is professionally-trained in the
creeds and dogmas of a specific religion. A Wedding is
not the place to
preach or teach guests concerning a particular religion!
The Wedding Ceremony is a time to celebrate love. The
Wedding Day is all about loving and being loved. The
Wedding Ceremony celebrates love in all of its aspects
and dimensions, particularly the love of family, and
most specifically, the love between a man and a woman
that causes them to want to live together in the holy
state of marriage.
The Wedding Officiant who is going
to marry the bride and groom needs to know how to
prepare a very loving and meaningful ceremony.
The Act of Marriage is an action of The State - not The
Church of any organized religion. We have separation of
Church and State In the United States. A marriage sets up
many levels of legalities in a couple's life. A
marriage creates automatic inheritance rights. A
marriage creates community property. A marriage
establishes the right to be present at death and to make
all decisions concerning the death of each other and
members of the immediate family. A married person is
possibly now eligible for insurance benefits of their
spouse. Marriage provides tax benefits for some couples.
While Marriage is a sacred and profound transition in
the life of a man and a woman, it also creates very
binding legal boundaries.
If you desire to be the person who is going to take a
couple through this transition and is going to sign The
Marriage License that sets up these legal boundaries,
you must be a consummate professional.
You need to be informed and
experienced in the ways of the marriage ceremony
from the recessional to the processional.
You need to be trained how to
inform couples how to get the marriage license and
how to obtain the certified copy of the marriage
license after the Wedding.
You need to have a
well-developed, unique and special wedding ceremony
to offer to the bride and groom. The Wedding
provides you with a wonderful Wedding Ceremony to
You need to be trained to
handle any unexpected or embarrassing moments that
could develop during the Wedding Ceremony. We have
conducted 100's of weddings and have seen just about
everything. You need to feel confident knowing that
no matter what happens, you can handle the situation
professionally and with dignity.
You need to be an experienced
and professional public speaker and know how to use
You need to be a member of a
team, so there is someone available to conduct the
wedding if you are ill or have an emergency.
You need to how how to meet
with the photographer, videographer and musicians,
prior to the ceremony, so that everyone has their
signals straight! We at The Wedding Specialist
co-operate with each of these vendors, allowing them
to provide the most extensive videography,
photography and music as they are able to give. We
have no rules for the photographer. He can be
anywhere to get the best pictures. We've had them
right in our face to get that great shot of the
bride coming down the aisle! We know how to use the
videographer's microphones. We have eye contact with
You need to be successful
enough to drive a late-model car that is dependable
and will get you to the church on time to conduct
the wedding! And the Officiant should be
professionally dressed, either in a clerical/judge's
robe or black suit or black dress.
You need to have a Contract for
You need to offer several
different methods of payment, including credit card
and Pay Pal.
The Professional Officiant can be
very beneficial in pulling the very exciting Wedding
Day all together, making sure that everything goes
according to the plan, or at the very least, make sure
that the bride and groom get married, no matter what
happens! And I won't go into all of the stories we could
tell here. Just let me tell you one. The bride and groom
had planned a beautiful romantic wedding ceremony to be
held on the deck of a local hotel that faced the ocean.
Two weeks before the ceremony, the hotel began
construction of a new wing which closed off the deck
where the bride and groom were suppose to have the
ceremony! The hotel put the wedding out on the beach in
a public gazebo. Behind the gazebo was a block-long
cantina that was blasting out reggae music! There were
85 guests sitting in chairs out on the sand, not
protected from the sun, surrounded by all of the other
people at the beach with beach umbrellas, radios,
nearly-naked people, etc. The bride and groom and myself
were up in the gazebo. The guests were down on the sand.
I knew that the guests were not going to hear a word of
the ceremony. The bride and groom were so distressed,
the bride was at the brink of tears. I took charge and
told them we were going to have the most beautiful
wedding ceremony, just like they planned. I told them to
just hold hands and look in each other's eyes and let
the outer circumstances just fade away and to just
concentrate on each other. We began the ceremony and
when I declared that they were husband & wife and they
kissed, all the guests ---- and everybody at the beach!
--- stood and clapped. Afterwards, many of the guests
came up to me and said, "It was so beautiful." "The
ceremony was just wonderful." And the curious part is I
know they didn't hear a single word, but the three of us
communicated the ceremony to them by the love that was
obvious between the bride and groom and by the vital
connection and the vibrant energy between the Officiant
and the bride and groom.
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You can begin this exciting new
career in the wedding business by printing out the
Enrollment Form, filling it out, including writing
your feelings about marriage and your goals, and rating
yourself on the various phases of the Wedding Business.
Then send the Enrollment Form with Your check for $750.00
plus $50.00 Postage & Handling made out to Marcy Cheek, or with
your Visa/or MasterCard number and mail it to 24338 El
Toro Road Ste. #237, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Upon
receipt of your
Enrollment Form, I will mail you the first
Why not begin today? You will be just that much
closer to providing yourself with an immensely
satisfying way to earn some extra money, and you will
have taken the first step also toward your own personal
financial independence in a business that is totally
stable and inflation proof and where everyone is always
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