There are so many fun and exciting things to think about when planning yourCharlotte Nolan Maine Wedding Officiant wedding day; that choosing your wedding officiant is sometimes completely overlooked! However, selecting the person who will marry you and your spouse should be on the very top of your wedding to-do list! The moment you say “I do” should be the highlight of the day. So, how do you know you are choosing the right person for the job? We love specialized wedding officiants at Granite Ridge Estate & Barn. They add a special element to a wedding that can get overlooked. 
In an interview with Charlotte Nolan, Maine Wedding Officiant, we discussed the most important details couples need to know when looking for the perfect person to take part in their wedding ceremony.

Love at First Site

You want to have a connection with your wedding officiant. You and your partner need to feel comfortable speaking with them about your ideal ceremony and your exact preferences on your big day. Make sure your potential officiant is listening to your needs and is happy to deliver any type of ceremony you see fit. The details of your wedding day can be stressful so you want the relationship with your officiant to be seamless.

You want to have confidence in their ability to deliver an engaging speech. Choosing a close friend or relative, although meaningful, might have unexpected emotions during your ceremony.

Preparing Vows
Couples approaching their big day have a lot on their mind. One of the biggest tasks they will face is preparing their vows. Your wedding vows are the most memorable part of your ceremony. They are promises you make toBest Maine Wedding Venue each other for the rest of your lives.

Your wedding officiant should guide you through this process of whether to write your own vows or use a script that suits you as a couple. Charlotte Nolan, Maine Wedding Officiant, tells her couples that writing your own vows and exchanging them privately is a wonderful exercise every couple should experience. She works with couples to help them put together meaningful vows that are either written by themselves or she works with her couples to write their vows collectively.

When choosing your officiant steer away from people that use pre-determined scripts. Your ceremony should reflect you as a couple and you shouldn’t have to choose from a sub-set of available scripts. You will regret this decision later in life!

Above and Beyond
Your wedding officiant will act as the ceremony lead but there are many unforeseen duties of a wedding officiant you will want to understand beforeRustic Maine Wedding Ideas hiring yours. Charlotte explained, that as your wedding officiant her first priority is making the couple feel relaxed and confident on their big day. A rehearsal is always a part of her package. On wedding day she arrives an hour early to greet the guests and put the couple’s minds at ease. After the ceremony she makes sure all the legal requirements are met, ensures the right people sign the documents, and sends the license certified mail. She even follows up with the couple to let them know everything has been processed accordingly.

Choosing the officiant to marry you should be on the top of your wedding to-do list. With these helpful insights from one Maine’s most respected officiants you can be assured that your ceremony will be beautiful.

About Charlotte Nolan

Charlotte Nolan is a commissioned Notary and can legally perform wedding ceremonies anywhere in the state of Maine. She also has an extensive background in creative writing, public speaking and is a deacon at her church. She can perform religious or non-religious ceremonies and is happy to incorporate or not incorporate god into your special day. She is a singer and performer and has experience in front of crowds of 3 to 300. Charlotte has a strong sense of pride and feels honored to be able to marry people in Maine. She absolutely loves her job and goes above and beyond to make sure you have the perfect ceremony that you will cherish for years to come.

Charlotte Nolan
Maine Officiant
Maine Rustic Barn Wedding
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is the Luxury Event Specialist for Granite Ridge Estate and Barn. She loves all things stylish, organized, and accompanied by an extraordinary glass of wine.

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