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Here's a New Genius Way to Propose to Your Officiant

Want a friend to do the honors? This might be the sweetest way to ask them.
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by Maggie Seaver
maggie seaver the knot wedding planning expert
Maggie Seaver
Wedding Planning Expert
  • Maggie Seaver is an Associate Digital Editor at RealSimple.com.
  • Maggie writes about life, career, health, and more.
  • Maggie was an editor at The Knot from 2015 to 2019.
Updated Jan 09, 2019

If you're asking a loved one to get ordained and officiate your wedding, you might as well do it in style, right? You may already be pulling out the stops to "propose" to your wedding party with fun gift boxes or personalized notes, and if your officiant—arguably one of the most important players in your wedding—is someone you know and love, they deserve an equally festive proposal.

Instead of shooting them an impersonal text message, take them out to dinner, call them, send a thoughtful note or go crazy with a "Will You Marry Us" themed gift box—like this genius ordination package from American Marriage Ministries. Send them a beautifully wrapped "Will You Marry Us" gift, including everything they'll need to get certified and perform an unforgettable ceremony.

"Asking someone to officiate your wedding is a big deal," says Lewis King, AMM executive director. "It's important to give them the tools to do the job right. Our 'Will You Marry Us' gift package is the ultimate vote of confidence and gratitude!"

Asking someone to be your bridesmaid or groomsman is a big deal, and it's the same for your  officiant. They'll have to get ordained, prep and practice, and lead the ceremony in front of you and all your guests. It's a huge honor, but it'll take a little work. Get them psyched and show your appreciation by making the process as painless as possible.

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