I made a promise when I started my business: I would never jeopardize my commitment to my couples.
Part of that commitment means I never book more than one ceremony per day. Ceremonies rarely begin on time, so booking multiple ceremonies on the same day could mean taking the risk of being late — and that is something I am not willing to do on one of the biggest days of my couple’s lives!
Naturally, that meant I was constantly turning away couples, and they would always ask me who I could trust to recommend in my place. However, since most other officiants do book more than one ceremony per day, I could not comfortably vouch for them.
I had to come up with a solution, but who could I possibly trust to deliver excellence for these important events?
Who could have the same skills, characteristics, professional qualities, and commitment that I have?
Who could I trust to be punctual, helpful, to go above and beyond for my couples on their special day?
Who could articulate the words I write about my couples with eloquence and poignancy?
Who could captivate and maintain an audience’s attention — and know how to deal with unexpected interruptions with humor and grace?
Who would be culturally adaptable in order to relate to various beliefs and backgrounds?
Who would care enough about my couples to do whatever it takes to help produce the best experience possible?
Who would uphold my company’s integrity and make me proud?
“An educator” was the answer that kept coming to me.
As a former Professor of English, I know that instructors at this level already have so much of what is necessary to do this job well! Most of us professors are natural-born helpers. That’s why we chose to teach in the first place: We love helping others! We are at our best when we are engaged in activities that contribute to the happiness or well-being of another person. We are punctual. We are comfortable in front of an audience, and we are challenged to make learning something new, interesting, and enjoyable, and so we must learn the art of storytelling. We must adapt to our audience in order for them to experience the full benefits of the information we are relaying.
And so I searched for, vetted, and trained a handful of outstanding professors from local colleges and universities to deliver the ceremonies that I create for my couples when I am scheduled to preside over another ceremony on the same date.
Without further ado, I would like to introduce you to my PrOfficiantstm
Allow the term to bring whatever comes to mind. I’ll help you: Professional…Professor…Officiant…Proficient…These folks are all that and so much more.