Frequently Asked Questions

Ceremony Designer

If I want to craft the whole ceremony on my own using Provenance’s Ceremony Designer, and then just give the custom script to the officiant to read, is that possible?

Yes! While we recommend going through the tools with your partner and officiant, we get that you all have a lot going on. So, we’ve created our tools in a way that could be used by any individual, couple, officiant, and/or speechwriter

What religions and cultures are represented in Provenance’s Readings and Rituals library?

From secular love poems to religious scripture, Provenance’s library includes over 200 rituals and readings from a wide range of global perspectives. With our community’s help, we’re growing and expanding our library to continue to represent diverse backgrounds. Noticed we’re missing some? Created your own? Please contribute your own for the community’s benefit, directly within the Ceremony Designer.

How far in advance do you recommend we begin using the Ceremony Designer?

2-8 months before the wedding. This doesn’t mean you have to finish the whole ceremony script by then, it just means that we recommend the officiant and couple start having the important conversations that are prompted by the Ceremony Designer in that time frame.  Have no fear - the Ceremony Designer itself can be completed in one sitting!

Toast Builder

Who should use the Toast Builder?

Whether you’re the mother of the groom, father of the bride, best man, maid of honor, or anything in between*, we’ve created a tool to help you give a killer wedding speech.

*Yes, this also includes the friend who got an unexpected email about an “open mic” for the rehearsal dinner and suddenly feels pressure to say something. We see you, we’ve been you, we have your back.

How far in advance do you recommend I start using the Toast Builder?

While we recommend you give yourself at least 3 weeks to write, review, and rehearse any speech, we’ve designed the tool so that it could be used for that week-of scramble (because, well, life happens).

I’m stressed about giving a toast, any advice?

You’re not alone! Most people have anxiety around public speaking, and 90% of them say it’s because of poor preparation. The fact that you’re reading this and using services like Provenance’s Toast Builder, professional speechwriting support, and/or public speaking training means that you’re taking the right steps to ensure that you’ll do an amazing job. You got this.

TBD: Speechwriting Services

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