So you've been asked to officiate your friend's wedding…

Updated May 30 2016
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Don't panic, and grab this guide to officiating weddings!
Don't panic, and grab this guide to officiating weddings!

So you've been asked to officiate your friends wedding, and now you're not exactly sure what to do, how to start, and where to go for help. Don't panic! Our sponsor Asked to Officiate is basically an "idiot's guide" to preparing a wedding ceremony.

The idea for Asked to Officiate had swirled around in creator Bethel Nathan’s head for a few years, while she built her award-winning officiant business. Each year it seemed more and more couples were having a friend or family member officiate their wedding, and those friends were, in turn, looking to Bethel as a resource for what the hell to do.

Seeing a need for something that was easy to use and targeted at one time officiants, Bethel sat down and created these Asked to Officiate Workbook and Quick Guides. These will hold your hand, and guide you through the complete wedding ceremony preparation and presentation process, and our readers can get them for a special discount price!

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Here's all the things you can get help with from Asked to Officiate:

  • Ceremony Workbook: a step-by-step process to produce a awesome and personal ceremony, including chapters on presenting the ceremony, copy-and-paste wording, and even managing the rehearsal!
  • Ceremony Logistics Quick Guide: for those who have already written the ceremony and only need the not-well-known ceremony logistics advice.
  • Ceremony Creation Quick Guide: For those who don't want/need all the pre-written options, and corresponding detailed instructions, but still want help with the possible parts of a ceremony and proper structure.
  • Ceremony Writing Services: Asked to Officiate offers two levels of ceremony writing. The first is a "personal ceremony" that is created using an easy and relatively quick process. The second is a "custom ceremony," which requires which allows them to create a ceremony that is completely customized for your couple and includes a bit of their personal story weaved into the ceremony.
Real Asked to Officiant customer-turned-real officiant, Liz Stein!
Real Asked to Officiant customer-turned-real officiant, Liz Stein!

Here's what real Asked to Officiate officiants are saying:

I officiated my dear friends’ wedding in May. Not only was the ceremony meaningful and deeply personal, but I had so much fun actually leading the ceremony! The workbook gave us an outline and some great ideas on how to structure the ceremony. I received so much positive feedback afterwards from guests on how beautiful they thought the ceremony was. I highly recommend your workbook to others when starting the process of designing and carrying out wedding ceremonies. Many thanks to you for creating this invaluable guide! -Liz Stein

You saved the day! A week ago when my dear friends asked me to officiate their wedding, I was so honored, excited… And scared! Talk about pressure! How do I make the most important day of their life special, intimate, personalized, and flow nicely from the beginning march to the kiss?

Your workbook is genius! It gave me all the ideas and verbiage for what to say and when… Being able to easily customize the ceremony took such a load off my mind — because I am NOT a good writer! And the couple LOVED it! Thank you, thank you! Much LOVE! -Jenny Driessen

Two weeks ago I was humbled and honored to officiate my first marriage ceremony of two of my dearest friends. It was such a special time, and I truly thank you for helping to guide me in my role to work with the couple to create a very special day. We heard from so many guests how it was one of the most meaningful weddings they had ever attended!

Your book was so easy to follow and for us to customize the ceremony so that it fit the personality of our couple and captured their energy and spirits! So I just wanted to thank you again for sharing this gift with all of us!-John Ohanian

Right now you can get this awesome guide for an awesome deal:

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Now that you can get Asked to Officiate at a special discount, you can stop freaking out, start reading up, and officiate the hell out of your friends wedding!

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