DIY Wedding Officiant Course
For nearly a decade, I have worked with couples to create one-of-a-kind wedding ceremonies. It’s an in-depth process. I feel the ceremony is the archetypal experience of getting married. Everything about a wedding is important, but the ceremony sets the tone both for the day of the wedding and for the beginning of married life. How you decide to run the ceremony and the intention you put into it help set the tone for the rest of your life together.
Why not just hire someone?
Why ask a friend or family member to officiate your ceremony? And then, how do you support them to be successful?
I hear from a lot of couples who have asked a friend to do their ceremony and then realized how much work it would be. Or, they asked a friend but they're having trouble making the time to put together something meaningful. I've heard from couples who worked with a professional officiant, and they just have a routine script that’s not personally meaningful. Another challenge with professional officiants comes up for people who are queer or in a poly relationship, because it can be hard to find out if a professional officiant will be accepting and nonjudgmental of those lifestyles. These are some of the reasons why you might ask a loved one to officiate your wedding ceremony.
These are all reasons why you might want to use this DIY Wedding Toolkit!
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Working with a couple with mixed spiritual or religious backgrounds.
Review and workshop the ceremony plan for a specific wedding.
Navigating involving family or friends with difficult family dynamics.
Pointers for navigating the relationship with the couple, as you dive into this process together.
Help thinking about the physical arrangement of the ceremonial space.
Confidence building for public speaking.
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About my work
I started this work because my best friends asked me to officiate their wedding eight years ago. We worked together closely to develop a completely unique ceremony. After the ceremony, I got a gazillion compliments and the family started calling me ‘Rebbe' (a Yiddish word derived from Hebrew 'Rabbi' that means "master, teacher, mentor"). So after looking into rabbinical school, I decided that the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute was a good fit for developing myself as a ritualist.
I charge $2500-$3000 to work with couples on this process. I’ve only ever gotten great feedback, no one regrets putting time and energy into this process. Now I want to share it with more people. I want it to be financially accessible and available. So I created the DIY Wedding Officiant Class. Maybe you have been asked to officiate your friend or family member’s wedding, maybe you are interested in becoming an officiant.