You have spent countless hours planning your big day and carefully selecting the perfect venue, flowers, and music. When it comes to the officiant, sometimes couples just feel that anyone will do and do not apply the same type of criteria.
The ceremony is the first impression, it is the time that photos will be taken and guests will hear what your marriage is about. The officiant sets the atmosphere for the entire evening. You want someone that is confident, someone that can speak clearly and can keep the guests engaged.
The last thing you need is an officiant that adds in their own commentary or words making remarks or "jokes" that people find embarrassing or awkward. You also don't want someone that will hide and read the ceremony word for word without making eye contact.
As you decide on an officiant, keep the above suggestions in mind as you determine who want to select for one of the most important days of your life.