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Wedding ceremony officiant definition.

What is a wedding ceremony officiant?

In the last 15 to 20 years weddings have moved out of the church and a wedding ceremony is as likely to be performed on the beach or in a hotel as it is in a church in California or elsewhere in the United States..

The term ceremony has stayed popular for describing a marriage ceremony while it’s religious nature has been dropped. A wedding ceremony officiant is the person who conducts the ceremony but may or may not be a religious clergy or minister.

As the official in charge of the wedding ceremony, the term officiant seems appropriate and allows for couples having a meaningful, even spiritual ceremony without there being the usual elements of a religious dogma. California allows for Justice of the Peace, Judges, notaries, and those affiliated in a recognized group in California such as a church or an organization like the Humanist Society.

Other terms include Marriage Officiant, California Wedding Minister, Wedding Celebrant, and Wedding Clergy


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