2017 The Knot Best of Weddings

Tahoe Wedding Officiant

WAHOO! A big THANK YOU to all of my wedded couples, their families and guests, and other wedding vendors for this fabulous honor!

I am proud to announce that Jackie Phillips, Wedding Officiant has been selected as a 2017 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot.

2016 has been a beautiful year full of joy for me. So many wonderful couples have trusted me to capture the personality of their relationship in the ceremony that is most fitting for them! Thanks for the incredible memories!

How Do I Choose a Wedding Officiant to Marry Me?

finding a wedding celebrant

You have many choices when it comes to your wedding ceremony itself. If you do not have a church minister, there are wedding ministers and officiants who provide multiple services and others whose only focus is on the ceremony.

Many wedding venues will provide a referral list or you can select and bring in your own celebrant.

Taking the time to find the right officiant can truly make your wedding special.

Before choosing someone to officiate your wedding, take the time to meet the person–either in person or through a phone or video conversation.

Ask yourself….

  • Do you connect with the officiant?
  • Do you like him/her?
  • What is the officiant’s approach – does it suit your personality?
  • What decisions do you get to make about the ceremony?
  • What does the officiant do to get to know you?
  • Does the officiant make you feel comfortable and excited about your ceremony?
  • Will the celebrant prepare the right ceremony and atmosphere for your wedding?
  • If you have religious or spiritual beliefs, will the officiant reflect that in the ceremony?
  • Will the officiant attend your rehearsal (and conduct the rehearsal, if you do not have a coordinator)?
  • Have you read a sample ceremony – and do you like it? (Remember, that the ceremony is the property of the officiant. If you do not choose this officiant, but take any part of the ceremony, please compensate them in some way.)
  • Is the celebrant available on your wedding date and will s/he travel to your venue?
  • What do you need to do to secure the date with the officiant?

I hope you find the perfect person to fulfill your vision of your ceremony!