Think back to any weddings you’ve attended in the past. What do you remember?
The dress? The cake? The moment when the DJ played THAT song and EVERYONE hit the dance floor? Was it the catering? Perhaps the unforgettably ugly bridesmaid dresses? That’s probably about it, right? Other than a toast here or there, most weddings tend to blur together a little bit. You almost certainly don’t remember much about anyone’s ceremony, right?
Now think about YOUR OWN wedding. And think about why you’re getting married (Congratulations, by the way!). If there is a dress, I’m sure it will be lovely and memorable for all the right reasons (even the bridesmaids’ dresses)! I hope your toasts will be memorable - again, for all the right reasons. If there is cake, I hope it is every bit as delicious on your big day as it was when you had your fourth or fifth cake tasting on the same day. I hope the DJ is amazing and the food is amazing and everyone leaves with a full belly and sore feet, sweaty & happy & satisfied. But you’re not just getting married to throw a big party and feed a bunch of people, right? You’re getting married because you found that someone and this is it! So why would you settle for an afterthought of a ceremony?
If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking for an officiant. If you’re looking for an officiant, you’ve already found the person who will put as much thought and care and consideration into your ceremony as you’re putting into the rest of the details that will make your day so special. And when it’s time to walk the aisle and say ‘I do!’ you’ll be thrilled that Rev. Bonnie is standing there waiting for you! Why? Because you’re going to get a ceremony that is meaningful to you, your family and friends, AND to your officiant. Bonnie is warm and genuine, will offer encouragement and guidance, will incorporate spirituality and religion into your ceremony to the extent that you want it, and will place your values and beliefs at the forefront of the planning. You’ll get more feedback than you could have ever imagined from friends & family about how it was the most touching ceremony they've ever witnessed (seriously, so many people commented on it!), how the ceremony fit you as a couple and reflected what you mean to one another because Rev. Bonnie will have taken the time to get to know you, asked thoughtful questions about how your love grew from a spark to a flame, and really thought about what you bring to the relationship and what you want to get out of it! You will laugh and you will cry and you will think about the new life that is about to begin in a way that makes you a better partner because you’ve picked someone to help you celebrate your big day who understands how important it is and will work to make it special.
Dresses and tuxes and food and dancing are wonderful and they’re important, and so are flowers and décor and all that good stuff. But remember: Your wedding ceremony is the main event. If you do this right, you’ll only do it once… You’ve probably got a lot of stuff to plan and think about and vendors to select and questions to ask. Let me help you with your list: You’ve already found your officiant. It’s Rev. Bonnie. We can't thank her enough for making our day so special!