The list has 12 names on it. I immediately crossed out the ones who don't have websites. Do they think I'm actually going to call people and talk to them? Euuh! I will seriously avoid making an actual phone call and having to talk to someone for as long as I possibly can.
That brought me down to nine.
I noticed that two of the names on the list are for rabbis. I probably can't count on them for a Christian-lite wedding ceremony so I crossed them out too.
I'm down to seven.
So I went to the DIS boards and started reading about other Disney brides' experiences with the various officiants. I made some notes and then I wanted to start looking at those websites.
One was non-existent. I got sent to a weird holder site that looked really sketchy. Crossed off another one.
|Eeny Meeny Miny Mo is not appropriate|
in this situation!
One of the frontrunners had a great reputation and lots of brides loved him but he had a website that looked like it hadn't been updated since 1995, including a mauve, textured background; white Times New Roman print and about a hundred misspellings. Plus when I looked at his picture, he kinda looked like Joe Paterno and that freaked me out on a whole bunch of different levels. So I wasn't so keen on using him anymore.
The other guy from the Disney list that I was okay with was used by a popular Disney wedding blogger and she had an iffy experience. When I contacted her to ask about it she made a point to say that while it wasn't a great experience for her, most of the other brides she knew who used him were very happy with the results. His website was okay. It looked like a pretty straightforward template type deal. He pretty much fit the image of what you'd expect a minister to look like. Still, going through his FAQ and other info something just seemed off to me and I have to go with my gut here.
I played the game where you click on links from links and an hour later, somehow I ended up on the website for Sensational Ceremonies. A really nice website for wedding officiants in Florida (and a satellite branch in Tennessee? Weird!). The site looks professional and current. I couldn't find any blatant misspellings or grammatical errors in the text. There was a lot of real information and pictures.
I googled the owner's name and found that he gets rave reviews all over the web. So I requested information and we're playing phone tag. If all goes well, we'll be married by Rev. Glynn Ferguson!