So you've been asked to officiate your friend's wedding… #Sponsors#ceremony#officiant May 27 2016 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. 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. 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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: OFFBEAT DISCOUNT: Use coupon code obbvs516 at checkout, to take 20% off anything from Asked to Officiate! 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! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) 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