Our first question comes from a bride who is having a commitment ceremony and not sure what to look for in an officiant or what the "correct" verbiage should be. Our expert Reverend Starlene Joyner Burns who has over 8 years experience as a wedding officiant answers our brides' question below
I live in a state where gay marriage isn't legal, so I will be having a commitment ceremony instead of a wedding. Being as how it's a commitment ceremony and not a legal marriage are there do's and dont's for the ceremony part of it?
-Tongue Tied Bride
- Don't hire an officiant who does not know the legalities of officiating a commitment ceremony.
- During your vows and the ceremony the following words cannot be use in addressing you, your partner or your event: marriage, wife, husband, or any euphemism of husband or wife.
Reverend Starlene Joyner Burns
MD Wedding Minister and Maryland Wedding Officiant
Specializing in Customized Wedding Ceremonies
4722 Morning Glory Trail Bowie