Choosing a Wedding Officiant

This article was updated and revised on March 25, 2021.

Choosing a Justice of the Peace to perform your marriage ceremony ought to be more important than the invitations you select, the food you serve, or the music you choose.

Spending time selecting JPs to interview—summing up in a conversation the details of your romance, the hopes and dreams you share—is indeed very personal business. Just like the chemistry in finding your life partner, finding the right person to officiate is of special consideration.

For me, the right combination of seriousness, humor and understanding makes the partnership comfortable and exciting, and the service enjoyable and memorable.

We’ve all been to weddings where the ceremony feels endless , doesn’t engage you and goes off on tangents that have nothing to do with the couple.

If it feels right, everything flows from there. Just because a Justice of the Peace is available doesn’t mean he or she is right for you.

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Adria Pearl-Belport is a Justice of the Peace in Weston, Connecticut.

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