Since 2018 began, I have received at least four calls from panicked brides stating that their friend who was supposed to be officiating their ceremony, backed out. Without a person performing a ceremony, there is no wedding! The Celebrant community has numerous officiants and a great network all over the US and overseas. This Celebrant network also understands how important it is when an emergency arises to perform a wedding which is why they do have people willing to step in a perform an emergency wedding with short notice.
It makes sense when your spending thousands of dollars for the wedding of your dreams to ensure you have a back-up to perform your ceremony. This is one area you should not skimp on spending money when it comes to getting married.