Please Note: Whether it's an Justice of the Peace or Minister the local wedding officiant plays a huge role in the days events. If possible, you and your fiancee should meet with your selected local wedding officiant to ensure that
personalities (and schedules) do not conflict. Allow plenty of time (up to a year) to choose the best
person for the job. Questions to ask your local wedding officiant before hiring them include whether they
will allow you to write you own vows, if you will get a chance to read or hear your ceremony before the
day of the wedding, and whether the price is inclusive (travel, time, and script writing). Everything
should be laid out from the beginning and agreed upon.