Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Wedding Planning

Rhode Island Wedding Officiants

Your wedding ceremony will be conducted by a member of the clergy, an Officiant or a Justice of the Peace.

If possible, you should select an officiant that knows both of you. This will allow them to personalize the ceremony for you. Unless the two of you belong to the same parish, this may be difficult to do.

Take the time to meet with more than one wedding officiant and select the person that made you feel the most at ease.


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Questions to Ask an Wedding Officiant
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  • How long have you been officiating ceremonies?
  • What will you wear to the ceremony?
  • May we write our own vows?
  • Can you provide a list of traditional vows?
  • May we select readings? Do they need to be religious?
  • Will there be a rehearsal for the ceremony? If so, when?
  • Can we bring our own musicians or vocalists?
  • Are there restrictions on wedding attire? (ex. bare shoulders, back, head)
  • Are there restrictions on using flash photography?
  • Are there locations for the bride and groom to wait for the ceremony to begin?
  • Are guests allowed to throw rice? To blow bubbles?

Searching for an officiant? Find a list of RI wedding officiants.

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