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High Mountain Weddings

Brides-to-Be Choosing Family and Friends to Oversee Their Lake Tahoe Wedding

In the day and age when we see Bridal Magazine change its name to Modern Luxury Wedding, there is no doubt that brides are approaching their big days differently.  While tradition still plays a big part, the modern bride isn’t looking to create an exact replication of the weddings of mothers or grandmothers.  They want something unique, fresh, and true to themselves.  That isn’t to say that they don’t value their family members input.  In fact, today’s brides are putting so much emphasis on the importance of family and friends that they are recruiting their own officiants.

Rather than hiring justices of the peace, priests, rabbis, or other religious officials, brides are turning to close friends or family members and requesting that they get the proper certification to oversee the wedding ceremony.

There are no exact figures to throw around just yet, but that just goes to show how new this trend really is.  Not new altogether, though.  Ordained family members and friends of the bride and groom have been seen at ceremonies for decades.  It is just that the number of these newly ordained individuals has grown substantially over the past couple of years, suggesting that more and more brides-to-be are seeking that little bit of personal touch on their wedding days.

It is a fitting trend and works quite well with the current desire for individuality.  So much of the wedding planning process is focused on making the ceremonies and receptions true to the personalities of the bride and groom.  Even the smallest details are selected based on the quirks and idiosyncrasies that make the couple so unique to all others.  Given this, it makes sense that the future brides would be seeking someone close to their own lives, someone who really understands them better than a hired justice of the peace could.

If you are interested in having a family member or close friend oversee your wedding ceremony, you will be happy to find an abundance of websites offering ordaining services online.