MY FH and I decided to opt out of the traditional church wedding, and instead will be hosting our ceremony and reception at one location. We just signed off on the contract. I couldn't be more excited. However, I have some questions regarding officiants.
1) When should we start looking (interviewing?) for officiants? Our wedding is June 2017.
2) This is dumb question, but what's the best way to find an officiant?
3) We would like to include some religious references, so should we be looking for nondenominational officiants? Ministers?
3) How long is a typical non-catholic ceremony? I've only been to one wedding that was outside of the catholic church, and it was performed by a JOP, and lasted about 15 minutes. Our ceremony starts at 5:30, the cocktail hour is from 6:30-7:30 followed by a reception/sit-down dinner.