Like me, Susan is not remotely intimidated about speaking in public and also recognizes the role of an officiant is often a bit more than just functioning as a public speaker. She too wants to provide the couple with as stress-free and enjoyable an experience as possible.
If I have a schedule conflict, or the couple simply prefers a secular (non-clergy) officiant, Susan is a great choice. I work with the couple in the days, weeks and months leading up to the wedding to craft the ceremony. Then Susan takes over as the officiant and legal agent of the state the day of the wedding. I have lost count of the number of weddings she has officiated, but more than enough to firmly place her in the thoroughly experienced and consummate professional category.
Having a back up for your officiant is an important consideration when planning your wedding. I have another minister I can call upon in the case of an emergency, and of course Susan if the couple is comfortable with a notary. While I have only had to make such arrangements twice in six years, Susan has never hesitated about coming to the rescue. She's a gem!
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