The Choice To Be Ordained
Sharing in the joy of a couple’s wedding day is something that only a few get to experience. As an officiant, you will have the privilege of creating that experience for an engaged couple and their families. Becoming an ordained minister is the first step in being able to bring joy to others by performing wedding ceremonies. The next step is to begin advertising as a wedding officiant.
Anyone who is committed to performing the duties of an officiant can become ordained and perform weddings in their state. There are no religious requirements, and with ordination, you can perform any type of celebration you choose. Ordain baby showers, perform civil commitment ceremonies and preside over funerals. With an ordination, you will be able to help people celebrate the special occasions in life. The Universal Life Church ordains officiants that are granted the power to perform weddings in their state. Whether you want to perform a wedding for a friend or earn a living performing ceremonies, you can easily be ordained. Simply follow the steps set forth by the Universal Life Church and you will be well on your way.
Advertising As a Wedding Officiant
If you are planning on performing weddings on a regular basis, you will have to begin advertising as a wedding officiant. There are many effective ways to do this. The best and cheapest form of advertising is word of mouth. Perform a few weddings for friends and family and ask them to spread the word. Personal referrals hold a lot of weight, so be sure that your clients have an easy way to pass your information along. Hand out business cards that your clients can pass along to friends, family and coworkers.
Attending wedding-themed events is another great way to advertise your business. Bridal shows offer booth and tables for rent. Here you can tell brides-to-be about your services and gain new clients. Advertising at bridal shows will put you in the midst of hundreds of brides who are seeking your services.
Targeting niche groups will help you in your advertising efforts. Market to people who want a civil versus a religious ceremony, for example. Target people who want non-traditional weddings on beaches, in gardens and in homes. By making yourself known as the go-to person for any wedding ceremony idea, you will get more business and build up a loyal client base.
Social media and the Internet can be great tools in your advertising efforts. Create a wedding themed blog and offer your services. Write guest posts on other people’s blogs and link them back to your own. Place ads on Craigslist which enjoy an overwhelming response. Develop a Facebook page and post pictures of your wedding ceremonies. With the Internet as a tool in your advertising, you will be able to easily grow your wedding ceremony business.
When you perform a wedding, you are joining two people in a sacred union. Being a wedding officiant can be a rewarding experience. Advertise your business and start performing weddings today.