Ohio Wedding Officiants was formed by Rev. Cindy Lee, who trained each associate minister to give the same quality of service she is known to offer her wedding couples. In 2014, Rev. Cindy Lee joined The Event Connections in Dayton, which is known for providing high quality wedding vendors, and the space for everything from ceremony to reception.
Whether your wedding is planned for your backyard or a large venue, you’ll need an off site minister or officiant. Offsite weddings are more popular now, than ever before. Ohio Wedding Officiants filled the void of hard to find off-site wedding officiants. We specialize in officiating traditional, inter-faith, humanistic, cosplay, off-beat, alternative, themed, non-traditional, and LGBTQ weddings. All of our Wedding Officiants are registered with the State of Ohio, therefore making your marriage legal.
Rev. Cindy Lee and Ohio Wedding Officiants are more than happy to conduct your wedding for you and your fiance. We do weddings in the Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus areas.
Hiring a Wedding Officiant is the one area where the bridal couples prefer to cut corners. While the wedding officiant usually is the least expensive part of the wedding, one should be cautious in choosing their wedding officiant. Often times, the cost reflects experience. Many professionals will have specials for specific times of the year. Yet, when you are making a last minute decision choices are often not as plentiful as the wedding couple would like.
Every year there are panicked couples, scouring at the last minute to find a legal, experienced wedding officiant to cover for them. Their first choice may be having a friend ordained over the internet only to discover the proper channels were not followed and they aren’t recognized by the state in which they are to be married. Maybe Uncle _____ is ordained, went through the proper channels, only to discover when he is confronted by 80 pairs of eyes staring at him, he freezes.
Why choose a professional wedding officiant over your best friend who decided to become ordained? Experience.
- A professional wedding officiant does weddings as his or her main job.
- A professional wedding officiant offers a contract for your protection.
- A professional wedding officiant’s contract will cover him/her in case an act of God prevents him/her from showing up as contracted.
- A professional wedding officiant will customize your ceremony.
- A professional wedding officiant will have a website where reviews can be read, or photos can be shown.
- A professional wedding officiant will be easy to contact, either by email or telephone.
My best advice is never hand over money without a contract. This is a protection for you with each of your wedding vendors and includes the wedding officiant. Make sure there is no disparagement clause in your contract, also. This clause will stop you from telling others if they were a bad investment.
Keep in mind the investment of time and energy the wedding officiant will put into your ceremony and weigh it alongside the fee. Remember, it takes 20 hours approximately with the custom service, vows, etc to be written, travel time, rehearsal, meetings, possible research on the venue or the venue location, and last but definitely not least this is the part of your wedding day that makes you married. Each added benefit needs to be weighed and measured.