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    Wedding Vows … Disney Style!

    [dropcap]W[/dropcap]e’re unashamed to admit that we love Alan Katz of Great Officiants in Southern California — he’s built an outstanding life celebration organization that can provide its clients with a solemn ceremony one hour … and a zany Star Wars-style wedding the next! (What happens the hour after that? We can’t wait to find out!) In a recent blog post on his team’s website, Alan provided the recipe for an amazing themed ceremony that fits the Disney movie fanboy-and/or-girl couple to perfection: a reading that alludes to a plethora of memorable characters from Disney features, and how their traits add to the couple’s relationship. Alan explains, “I have a lot…

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    Preparing To Perform Your First Wedding Ceremony

      [dropcap]G[/dropcap]etting asked to perform your first wedding ceremony progresses very quickly from “Sure, I’ll do it!” to “Yipes, what do I actually do?” A wedding ceremony is a beautiful but complex thing. As the designated Officiant, you may not have realized it before, but you’re in charge. It’s the bridal couple’s show, but you’re guiding them through the ceremony. Once you arrive at the altar (or the other designated spot where the vows will be spoken) you’re running things. What things? Every thing. When you officiate a marriage ceremony, you’re essentially hosting and narrating the program — you are literally the master of ceremonies! Speak in a voice that everyone can…