If you are looking for a wedding officiant for your wedding, securing their services is very important to do early on. Officiants do not simply sign your marriage certificate, they will orchestrate the ceremony with you. Find out how much you can customize the service and what pre-marital counseling they require. Check with the officiant to make sure they do the type of service you want: civil, interfaith, themed, renewal, spiritual, commitment, or second. How much time do you need to prepare for a wedding? Can you write your own vows? Be sure to discuss your desires for your big day before making a decision.