What if your officiant doesn't show up or call you to say they are on their way?
Here's the scenario. Everyone is ready. All of your bridal party is ready to be lined up to proceed down the aisle. You're getting nervous that you haven't heard from the officiant since the rehearsal. You've given them 10, 20, 30 minutes and now you're in real freak-out mode!
Well, you waited this long so here's what you can do for another 15 minutes. Find someone who is comfortable reading and speaking in front of crowds and have them get ordained so that they can perform a wedding ceremony. You can check on different states' wedding laws and become ordained to perform a ceremony if your state allows this. Literally in about 10-15 minutes you could have someone to officiate your wedding. There is no charge to become ordained!
This is the part that you will want as part of your wedding day preparations. If you have been working with an officiant, you should have been emailing each other to get a final draft of your ceremony. Do yourself a favor and print it!
You can bring your ceremony with your vows.
Wishing you the greatest of days!