Wedding Officiant Questions

Here is an example of the most common questions that couples share when considering an officiant/minister:

Q. Our families come from different religions; we prefer a simple spiritual ceremony over a religious one, can you accommodate this while still honoring our parent’s feelings?

A. Yes!

Q. We are Catholic but because of divorce, we cannot get married in the church; can we still have a Catholic-style ceremony?

A. Yes!

Q. Can you provide a short and sweet ceremony with substance?

A. Yes!

Q. We have children that one or both of us are bringing into the marriage. Can we include them in the wedding ceremony?

A. Yes!

Q. What kind of ceremony traditions do you offer?

A. We can combine different traditions, such as

  • Sand Ceremony
  • The Marriage Vessel and the Rose
  • Blessing Stones
  • Tying the Knot

Q. We are out of state; can you make all arrangements via phone and email?

A. Yes, please see our wedding planning, and day of coordination plans available.

Q. We are both Christian and would like to have Christian vows but in a simple beach wedding format, is this possible?

A. Yes.

Q. Can we write our own vows?

A. Yes.

Q. We are looking for a meaningful ceremony without religion.

A. No problem!

Q. How do we obtain our marriage license?

A. Marriage laws vary state by state. Please be sure to look at our “Marriage License” info sheet to answer any of your questions.

Q. We are looking for a romantic beach wedding spot, can you recommend the perfect spot?

A. There are so many beautiful locations along the Emerald Coast to get married. We can suggest the best location and setting for you based on your desires.

Q. My husband and I got married but never had a ceremony with family and friends, can we re-do it?

A. Yes.

Q. What Locations do you cover?

A. We currently cover the Santa Rosa Beach, South Walton Area which includes Miramar Beach, Destin, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Dune Allen Beach, Grayton Beach, Seaside, Watercolor, Seacrest, Rosemary Beach, and Inlet Beach.


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