(con’t) Your Officiant arrives early, makes sure everything is ready and your ceremony runs smoothly and then another trip to file your license Your Officiant must have a good public speaking voice and keep your guests interested and involved. The ceremony is the beginning of your wedding celebration. It honestly sets the tone for the entire day. If it doesn’t go well your guests will carry it right into the reception and it will be the topic of conversation for quite some time trust me. Have you ever gotten all dressed up, all excited about going to see a movie or play it was a big disappointment? You remember it for a long time. That is exactly how your guests feel when they go to a dog and pony show. Is that what you want for a memory of your most special, beautiful day? The ceremony is the reason for the gown, the flowers, the reception.