October 30, 2020

The baumstamm sagen, or log sawing, is a German tradition where the couple works as a team towards a shared goal. Photo by Tiffany Hofeldt Photography @hellotiffanyphoto

Well, if you’ve been following along, you know this is the third tip (of five) we want you to consider when hiring your wedding officiant. The first week we encouraged you to hire a professional. Last week? We reminded you to hire someone who understands you are the focus of the wedding ceremony. And this week? Hey, hire someone creative!

Most couples have no idea what to ask about or for in an officiant. That’s ok! Hire someone who can fill those blanks in for y0u. Do they ask about what kind of ceremony you want Do they offer options not just in how you write a ceremony, but the unspoken elements of a ceremony such as how you move, what they will wear, or how to interact with your wedding attendants and guests?

A creative officiant will have many ideas for how to manage the nuances of a wedding ceremony, cultural and religious backgrounds, and even the family dynamics. They will also be open to listening to what ideas you have, and then shaping and incorporating those into your wedding ceremony (and even your marriage).

Victoria and Nathan celebrate a successful log sawing with their community of friends and family. Photo by Tiffany Hofeldt @hellotiffanyphoto

Next week: Fourth tip . . .  hire an officiant with vision.

P.S. hire a creative photographer, as well! Tiffany Hofeldt @hellotiffanyphoto did such a great job capturing all the creative details of Nathan and Victoria’s wedding at Lincoln Chapel.