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The Wedding Officiant's Guide

How to Write and Conduct a Perfect Ceremony

Lisa Francesca


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Last year, one in three American weddings were officiated by a friend or family member. With the officiating trend on the rise, novice officiants need a resource to guide them. In The Wedding Officiant's Guide, interfaith minister Lisa Francesca breaks down the entire officiating process, from becoming an ordained officiant and interviewing the couple to drafting and performing a moving ceremony. Written in an engaging and friendly tone, and featuring empowering advice, suggested readings, stories and lessons learned from new officiants, and practical tips from wedding planners, this inviting handbook will help new officiants write and deliver a wedding ceremony that fulfills marriage laws, delights guests, and honors the marrying couple.

Chronicle Books, 9781452119014, 136pp.

Publication Date: December 2, 2014

About the Author

Lisa Francesca is a San Francisco–based interfaith minister who has performed weddings for more than a dozen years.