Has your Facebook feed been full of engagement announcements over the past few months? It’s no surprise: almost 40% of engagements occur between November and February. With summer just months away, wedding season is almost here. And as a wedding planner, I have spent the last few weeks meeting lots of brides and grooms. When I sit down with a couple, one of the first questions I get is “Do you know anyone who can officiate my wedding?”
As a wedding planner and as a Christian, I always recommend a a pastor who will guide the bride and groom not only through their wedding day, but through premarital counseling and in life. A wedding ceremony is just one day, but a marriage is for life.
Practical wedding tips for pastors
In More than the Ceremony: A Wedding Primer for Pastors, Grant Fishbook shares practical tips for pastors that will help them in this important aspect of their ministry. Pastor Fishbook, who has officiated hundreds of weddings, discusses the importance of premarital counseling and includes advice on what to cover during these sessions. He provides tips on how to make sure the both the rehearsal and ceremony run smoothly and on time. He shares creative and practical ideas for how to make the ceremony special and unique for the couple involved. Pastor Fishbook closes out the course by stressing the importance of following up with the newly married couple at several intervals after their marriage.
As I continue to meet with brides and grooms planning their special day, I will keep Pastor Grant Fishbook’s new course in mind and recommend the course to the pastors I work with.
Wedding season is upon us. Are you ready?
Pre-order More than the Ceremony: A Wedding Primer for Pastors for $9.99. The course ships on March 9th, so pre-order now to save.