Officiants – Palm Springs to Los Angeles
What We Are, What to Expect
Marriage officiant is a civil officer who performs acts of marriage, civil union or commitment. Their main responsibility is to receive and witness the consent of the intended spouses and to ensure the legal formalities, and hence the validity of the marriage or civil union, are observed.
No truer words have been written. When choosing your wedding officiant, you should search for someone who is licensed, bonded and insured. All Officiants at Rainbow Weddings are professionally trained, so you can relax, assured that your special moment is in the hands of a professional.
All Rainbow Wedding Officiants are trained agents of the County and therefore take that responsibility very seriously.
They have been charged with responsibility to receive and witness the consent of the your marriage vows. Why would you choose anything less than professional? Why would you put yourself in the hands of someone who applied for their ordination over the internet?
Rainbow Wedding Officiants are trained Civil Officers, who have pledged to ensure the legal formalities, and hence the validity of the marriage or civil union, are observed.
An Officiant’s duties and responsibilities, as well as, who may be an officiant, vary among jurisdictions.
In the United States, Canada and many other countries around the world, a celebrant is a person who performs religious or secular celebrancy services for weddings, funerals, child namings, coming of age ceremonies, and other rituals.
Most Celebrants are ordained clergy, while some are legal officials (usually judges), and others are Officiants empowered by the Humanist Associations around the world.
Celebrants may perform alternative and nontraditional ceremonies in places, and under circumstances where mainstream religious clergy will not. Celebrants, also called Officiants, often perform ceremonies in parks, on beaches, on mountains, on boats, on hiking trails, in hotels, in banquet halls, in private homes, and many other places.
Laws in each state of the United States vary about who has the ability to perform wedding ceremonies, but Celebrants or Officiants are usually categorized as “clergy” and have the same rights and responsibilities as ordained clergy.
In the United States, celebrants are professional ceremony officiants who believe in the power and effectiveness of ceremony and ritual to serve basic needs of society and the individual. They collaborate with their clients to create and perform personalized ceremonies that reflect the client’s beliefs, philosophy of life, and personality, not the celebrant’s.