Who will officiant your wedding? // Deciding between hiring or asking a friend

It's been a trend that we have seen for a bit to ask someone that the couple knows to officiate their wedding ceremony. I am ordained (originally planned as an emergency back up) and will be executing my second ceremony on Sunday for our soon to be wed and past intern, Sian. What we have been hearing from couples is that some aren't connected to a specific minister or church and understand the importance of the ceremony. With that being clear to them they felt awkward hiring a minister or someone ordained to administer their wedding nuptials.

Ceremony at Montelucia Omni Resort in Scottsdale produced by wedding planners at Life Design Event Planning

What are your thoughts on it? To hire or not to hire?

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Life Design Event Planning // Wedding Planner // Phoenix + Minneapolis