Hiring a Colorado Wedding Officiant
In Colorado, you don’t legally need an officiant (or witnesses) to get married. You can self-solemnize here, which is a fancy way of saying you can tie the knot without another soul present. That said, most couples choose to have someone officiate the wedding to provide a more interesting and structured wedding ceremony experience for their guests. If you don’t have a close friend or family member you’d like to entrust with the honor, you might consider hiring a professional instead. We’ve listed a few of our favorite Colorado wedding officiants below.
There are several considerations to factor in when searching for someone to officiate your wedding ceremony. First and foremost, what type of ceremony would you like to have? Traditional or non-traditional? Religious or secular (or maybe just spiritual)? Are you hoping for a longer ceremony with many different rituals or something short and sweet? There are as many different types of wedding officiants as there are types of wedding ceremonies, so you’ll want to hire someone whose style, personality and credentials are a match with the specific type of ceremony you’d like to have.
Another consideration is whether or not you’d like to write your own vows or if you’d prefer to repeat the scripted words of your officiant. Either way is great, but if you want to go the scripted route, be sure to ask your officiant ahead of time what the vows will be, so you can make sure it’s a match with your personalities.
Finally, just like with every wedding vendor, we believe that it’s of the utmost importance to make sure you hire a wedding officiant you enjoy being around. This person will likely only be present for a small part of your wedding day, but he or she will also be in all of your ceremony photos, so this should be a person you’d like to remember!