The Wedding Ceremony Master Class for the Friend Officiant
Will you marry us, literally?
A friend has asked you to officiate their wedding, and you're honored and overjoyed. Then reality sets in. You've never officiated a ceremony. You want to create a cherished memory. You want to honor their commitment, but also make it fun. And of course, you wonder, "Is this even legal?"
Award-winning Celebrant, Alisa Tongg, will answer all of your questions and get you prepared to create magical memories for your friend or family member who has asked you to help them "tie the knot".
A three-part course:
1) Making It Legal. Although online ordination is the legal tool for the lay officiant in the majority of states, there are a handful of states where a friend who has been ordained online actually puts their friends’ marriage in legal jeopardy. Celebrant Alisa Tongg’s Wedding Ceremony Master Class will equip Friend Officiants to be able to confidently use the phrase, ‘by the authority vested in me…’”
2) Writing a Ceremony. Starting with what questions to ask the couple, Wedding Ceremony Master Class will take Friend Officiants through Celebrant Alisa Tongg’s tried and true process of creating a heartfelt, simple, meaningful and appropriate ceremony that will be about 20 minutes in length.
3) Performance-getting ready to shine. From what to wear, what’s in your hands, when a microphone is needed, an overview of the responsibilities of other wedding professionals the Friend Officiant will have to work alongside, when to collect the marriage license and a performance trick that will boost confidence right before the aisle, the final part of Wedding Ceremony Master Class will prepare Friend Officiants so they can deliver a memorable ceremony, for all the right reasons.
This 64-minute course consisting of 14 concise lesson videos will give you everything you need to craft a simple, genuine and memorable ceremony.