Originally, I began as a Notary and my friends wanted me to Officiate their weddings and so we were born in 2018. As a married woman, I do know the joys and excitement of weddings. I wed same-sex, LGBTQ+ couples as well as the opposite. We are ALL-INCLUSIVE. I can be in a casual or formal setting. My name is Selecia and my friends call me Se. Since our inception in 2018, we are as busy as ever. I even have brought on 12 Officiants across Florida. We provide you the very best service for your special day. We are in Jacksonville and the First Coast, Orlando and Kissimmee, Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Miami. Please check us out at https://rainbownotaryandnuptials.com or visit our Facebook page, Rainbow Mobile Notary and Nuptials Wedding Officiants Network to see the happy couples. RAINBOW Nuptials & Wedding Officiants So, what are the duties of a Wedding Officiant? The main duty of a wedding officiant is to make your wedding official by fulfilling the requirements set forth by the marriage laws in the state in which you are being married. This includes witnessing the couple deliberately give their consent to the marriage and signing the marriage license. Other duties of a wedding officiant can include: Making sure the completed marriage license is properly filed with the State and Clerk of Court. Writing and performing wedding ceremonies Organizing the wedding party and leading the wedding rehearsal Providing answers and consultations to the Wedding Part Completing the marriage license Completing the marriage license is the task that gives a wedding officiant the title “Officiant.” You are making a marriage “officially” legal. In order to be legally married and have the legal rights and privileges of marriage, you need to have a marriage license. The marriage license is issued by the state you live in. Once you have the marriage license it needs to be completed by a person who officially meets the requirements of the state to do so – usually an Ordained Minister, Judge, Justice of the Peace, or similar. Obtaining a marriage license just means you are allowed to marry. By completing the marriage license, you are choosing to actually marry and enter into the legal contract. Being a Notary in Florida, South Carolina and Maine allows you to also be a Wedding Officiant. We also have several members who are ordained through the Universal Life Church and can perform weddings, baptisms, house blessings and funerals. Wedding Officiant selection is an important decision. We work with the couple to provide personalized vows, vow renewals, commitment ceremonies, beach weddings and LGBTQ (Same-Sex) weddings. We help to make your special day perfect. We are ALL INCLUSIVE. 904-333-7311 Civil Ceremonies and Legal Intent Each state has requirements as to who can sign a marriage license and how they must legally “marry” the couple. Part of the requirements usually includes a wedding ceremony. How big or small your ceremony depends on what you want.