Hive, do you care how we picked an officiant? I haven’t seen a lot of posts about officiants online, but we’re talking outside of the US here, so I’ll tell you our story. And if it’s boring, my feelings won’t be hurt if you skip ahead!
Our wedding package comes with an officiant. However, all over the BDW website, everyone was talking about a specific pastor that quite a lot of DR brides use. I didn’t really think too much of it, and figured that I’d save the cash for something else. (You see where this is going, right?)
After I booked our photographer, he suggested that I book the pastor everyone was talking about. He said the pastor does a really wonderful job with ceremonies, and that the resorts use a Spanish speaking officiant and then the wedding coordinator translates everything into English.
Hmm. Sounds kind of confusing to me. Mr. BC speaks some Spanish, but I don’t speak or understand any. Besides, you know, the basics…“hola,” “gracias,” etc. (Ugh, I am such a gringo. Dad, I really am sorry that I didn’t take Spanish in high school. You were right. *sigh*)