What led you to be a wedding officiant?
My wife, Judith Kubish, started doing personalized weddings in 2006. To support her in this new endeavor, I would help set up her sound system at different venues. I also listened to her ceremonies and found them very beautiful.
Very shortly, she was comfortable and expert at preparing her celebrations and I no longer provided back-up. In three years, she had a full schedule and was unable to be available for all the couples who contacted her.
We were talking one day about how many weddings she turned down. It was as many if not more than she actually did, since couples were asking for the same dates for which she was already committed.
Which got me thinking: I had officiated at weddings when I was a Catholic priest; I had also counseled couples as a psychotherapist. I highly value marriage; next to one’s birth, one’s wedding day is the most important day in a person’s life. The choice of one’s life companion is the basis for everything else that will follow such as children, house, lifestyle, etc.