Weddings in Poughkeepsie, NY - Wedding Officiants

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Selecting a Wedding Officiant

Choosing the right person to preside over the ceremony is an important first step

Whether a reverend or a judge, you will need to find an officiant with a license to conduct the marriage ceremonies if you want your wedding to count.... Read More

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10 Questions to Ask Your Officiant

Coordinate with your officiant to ensure a trouble-free wedding

Although the reception is where the most fun is had, the ceremony is the most important part of the wedding day. Meet well in advance with the officiant candidates to go over what is required from both parties.... Read More

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Research officiants

Official business sometimes needs an officiant. Decide whether you want a religious or secular ceremony, and then look for people who are licensed to perform marriages in your state. Or opt for an increasingly popular option: Tap a friend who can get a temporary license.

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Wedding Glossary

PREMARITAL COUNSELING

Counseling that the couple receives before the wedding and specific to potential marital issues. Required by some religions before the couple can marry in the church.

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