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Rose's Efficient Officiants

Michael and Sally Rose

Licensed Ordained Ministers

www.efficientofficiants.info

sallyt773@gmail.com

916-600-6013

About Us

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Services

The services we provide allow this area of your wedding to be fun and worry-free. 

   Included is a "get acquainted' visit with bride and groom to  answer questions and discuss your 'vision'. 

  • File your license with the County. There is no need to return to the courthouse.
  • Travel to the location of your wedding.  
  • Email & telephone support - ceremony ideas,  and etiquette.
  • Personalized, meaningful and memorable ceremony based on personal information that you give / we discuss. 
  • Mini Ceremony or personal / family tradition  listed under Optional Ceremonies section.  You may include one at no additional fee. (excluding Traditional Ceremony)
  • Attend your Rehearsal and direct / be the point person if needed.  
  • Copy of your Marriage License scanned to you as submitted after the wedding.  

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Sample Ceremonies

We have ceremonies to choose from or you may wish to create one more personalized just for you. We have informal ceremonies, traditional, non-traditional, formal, with or without mentioning God.

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Affordable

Our rates are affordable. You may choose a simple ceremony  or a more customized ceremony to fit your desires and budget. See our prices

This Month's Featured Couple

Congratulations

      Mr. & Mrs. Ario Erdman

Married

September 27, 2019

Things to Consider When Hiring an Officiant

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The Officiant is a Very Important Part of a Perfect Ceremony

  • His or her personal demeanor should reflect the mood you envision for your ceremony. Some are light and jovial, often interjecting sermons/speeches with bits of humor. If you envision a more formal and solemn affair, you may object to this style. My personal style is romantic and formal but also fun and memorable.
  • If you don’t already have a relationship with this person, consider whether you like his/her style and whether you would enjoy working with this person. Remember, your officiant performs the most important service at the wedding. He or she is the one who will officially pronounce you man and wife, which is the sole reason for the big event in the first place You should feel comfortable inviting this person to share such an intimate moment in your life.
  • Your officiant can offer guidance along the way with questions on etiquette and any other concerns you may have during the process.

Questions to Ask

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Will you have input in the ceremony, and will you be allowed to review the ceremony before the wedding?



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What will the officiant wear?

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What items does the officiant provide, and what must you bring yourself? (Microphone, items for special rituals?)

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Is the officiant open to any personal ideas for the ceremony? For instance, is he or she open to personalized wedding vows, wedding readings, songs or special family rituals?

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Will he/she be available for the rehearsal?  The Officiant can be helpful at the rehearsal especially if you do not have a wedding co-ordinator.

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Marriage License

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The Bride and Groom should obtain their marriage license at any County Clerk's office in the State. The license is valid for up to 90 days before the wedding date.

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Ceremony Selection

We have a ceremony that is perfect just for you. .

Here is an excerpt of one of our many samples to choose from.


Bride & Groom - marriage is the promise between two people who love each other, who trust that love, who honor one another as individuals in that togetherness, and who wish to spend the rest of their lives together. It enables the two separate souls to share their desires, longings, dreams, and memories, their joys and sorrows, and to help each other through all uncertainties of life. A strong marriage also nurtures each of you as separate individuals and allows you to maintain your unique identity and grow in your own way through the years ahead. It is a safe haven for each of you to become your best self while together you become better than ever could be alone.

You are adding to your life not only the affection of each other, but also the companionship and blessing of a deep trust. You are agreeing to share strength, responsibilities and love. To make this relationship work, therefore, takes more than love. It takes trust, to know in your hearts that you want only the best for each other. It takes dedication, to stay open to one another, to learn and grow, even when it is difficult to do so. And it takes faith, to go forward together without knowing what the future holds for you both. 

Ceremony Format


  • The Processional of the Wedding Party
  • Words Of Welcome
  • Family Blessing  (give the bride away)
  • Moment of Remembrance and Opening Prayer (no prayer if you choose non-religious)
  • Opening Remarks
  • Declaration of Intent
  • Readings & Music (optional - poem, passage, reading or special song)
  • Wedding Vows
  • Blessing and Exchange of Wedding Rings
  • Optional Mini Ceremony or Tradition - adds a nice touch (see options / suggestions below)
  • Benediction - Closing Wedding Blessing 
  • Pronouncement of Marriage
  • And then, you Kiss! 
  • Presentation (of the new couple)
  • Ceremony Recessional

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Optional Ceremonies

I am happy to include one of these in your semi-personalized and custom wedding ceremony at no additional charge.  They add a 'visual effect'- your guests are more likely to remember what they 'see'.
I will explain any that you aren't familiar with.       

  • Unity Candle or Sand - Symbolizes the  blending of your two lives/families into one.
  • Rose Ceremony - your first gift to each other - a single red rose means "I love you" 
  • Butterfly Release - Butterflies represent a new beginning
  • God's Knot - (the cord of 3 strands) -          

    Ecclesiastes 4:12  "A cord of three strands is not easily broken." 

  • True Lover's Knot - The knot symbolizes your future and how your love and marriage will continue to be strong despite life's trials.
  • Parental Honoring - Say thank-you to your parents in a special ceremony.
  • Blended Family Ceremony - Join your two families.  Parent & children "vows".
  • Jumping the Sword and/or Broom  - Sword symbolic of cutting ties with the old life / Broom represents the remnants of old life being swept away.
  • Hand-fasting Ritual - A symbolic ceremony to acknowledge that your lives & fates are now bound together
  • Ceremony of the Hands - Bride & Groom view the hands of the other as a gift.
  • Water Ceremony - Pour 2 different colored waters into a 3rd vessel creating a third color to blend your lives.
  • Any other ceremonies, traditions, readings, poems, etc. that you want included.  

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