Wedding Tips from the Orange Wedding Consortium, an affiliate of the
Orange Chamber of Commerce. This week's tips are brought to you by Susan Noonan, a Justice of the Peace located in Orange, CT.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
Choosing an Officiant is sometimes relegated to the bottom of the list, when there are so many other details to attend to. Since your ceremony will be the highlight of your day, creating memories that will stay with you for years to come then choose your Officiant wisely and early!
Before you initiate the contact, you should have a general idea of the kind of person you want to officiate at your ceremony. You may want someone who takes a more formal dignified approach in conducting the ceremony, or prefer someone
with a more casual 'lighthearted' demeanor. Also, if you’re working on specialized vows, you may want to take into count the tone of the officiant. The Officiants personality and 'chemistry' are two very important items to look for in your Officiant. Also taken into account the officiant's role in the marriage license.
Once you have an understanding of your 'likes' and 'dislikes' you will be
better equipped to choose the right Officiant. Important qualities you may want
to consider are versatility, experience, warmth and caring, professional and
qualified. Speak to them over the telephone, read their material, and ask for references. If you are still not sure then ask for a meeting. Flexibility, adaptability, personality, experience, competency and trust are major considerations in the selection of your Officiant. A good ceremony will reflect your personalities and family traditions and will set the tone for your entire day.
Visit Susan Noonan and 32 other vendors at Bridal Fair 2012 at Race Brook Country Club on Sunday November 4, 2012 from 11:00 to 3:00.
Susan Noonan-Justice of the Peace
66 Derby Avenue, Orange, CT 06477
Office – 203-397-1616