” Urgent call for help Wedding Pros, if anyone knows of someone who can officiate a wedding today at 4pm please call xxx-xxxx asap”
Now I am not quite sure of the outcome for this couple but hopefully my prayers were heard and they were able to develop an on the spot solution to solve this major nightmare. I want to be certain that all my Perfectly Planned Couples never find themselves in such a fiasco on their wedding day , in fact at our boutique we have taken steps to ensure that this particular problem doesn’t occur for any of our brides or grooms as I am personally ordained to perform weddings in Tennessee so in the event of such a disaster where the officiant is unable to make it the show will still go on! This is just one of the little ways that we work to ensure our couples are fully taken care of on their wedding day .
Now here are 4 things you can do to also ensure you don’t find yourself in this very same situation:
1. When you interview your wedding officiant you should ask what provisions are in place in the event of sickness or accident where the originally scheduled officiant is unable to make it? An experienced officiant will have a secondary or alternate officiant to complete your ceremony which they have already made an agreement long before your wedding day.
2. Contact and arrange your for your own back up officiant. There are several officiants in the Chattanooga area that perform emergency wedding day services. You will want to already have those names and numbers handy in the event that you need them. You may also want to call them a week in advance to determine if in fact they are available on your wedding day. So in the event that you need an emergency officiant you already know one who is available.
3. If you find yourself in this situation on your wedding day and your unable to find an emergency officiant to step in then, contact a friend or family member who is a people person by nature and who is comfortable in public speaking. This person can go on Google and search for ” wedding ceremony scripts” and perform a mock ceremony to be able to just get you through the ceremony. You will not want to have this person to sign your marriage license as they are not ordained. You can make contact with your original officiant as soon as possible after your wedding day to make arrangements for them to perform the legal ceremony in their office and sign the marriage license. Just be sure these additional steps are completed within 30 days from the date the marriage license was issued in Tennessee or else it is void.
4. Forget steps 1-3 and just Hire A D.I.Y. Affair Weddings and Events Wedding Coordination Boutique and know that this wedding day Nightmare is one less thing you have to worry about! Call us today to schedule your Complimentary Consultation to discuss how we can take all the stress and worry out of your wedding day 423-521-2349. Click here to view our Wedding Coordination Suites
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