Today we’d like to introduce you to Tracy McClain.
Hi Tracy, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I began my journey as a Wedding Officiant in 2018. It was at my 2nd marriage that I had a big wedding and I needed a Bridal Party rehearsal for my attendees and I. My Officiant directed my bridal party rehearsal and officiated my wedding ceremony, needless to say I was intrigued. My childhood love for all things bridal and weddings had reignited so I began to look into how to become an Officiant. Once I accomplished becoming an Officiant, I began searching how to become a business owner to be able to provide my family with financial stability while doing something I love. Now that I have achieved those goals, I continue Branding and Marketing my company. I’m also in the process of expanding to become a profitable Venue owner that hosts many functions including events for community residents and I would continue to service couples as a Wedding Officiant. To be continued…
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It has not been a smooth road for me. Some of my struggles has been not being able to afford more than one or two paid marketing strategies at a time, learning how to market to my target audience, losing clients because I have no physical location to perform services, not being able to find a free mentor that wants to mentor and some days life itself is a distraction. Those are just a few struggles…To be continued
Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I specialize in Officiating weddings to couples and correctly filling out and sending off marriage certificates to the correct marriage bureau. I also direct bridal party rehearsals for attendees so that they practice and learn the processional and recessional order and other etiquettes that help the ceremony run smooth if needed. I officiate Vow Renewal Ceremonies and if the couple wants to skip ceremony and only want their Marriage Certificate signed, I provide that service. I also provide resources to Officiants and entrepreneurs looking to become ordained. My mission to provide friendly, resourceful and professional services to All clients, vendors and partnerships sets me apart from others. I am most proud of my willingness to continue educating myself and being consistent even with the hardships of daily life. I would like readers to know that when you Book TW Wedding Officiant, you will be provided professionally friendly customer service and you will also receive a keepsake of your personalized ceremony script, a set of company pens and best of all ongoing consults regarding your ceremony, marriage license process and next steps to changing your name.
What would you say have been one of the most important lessons you’ve learned?
Lessons I have learned along my journey to name a few is not to discuss your business goals before you accomplish them with people who can not elevate you because it can ruin relationships. One other lesson learned is not to expect or ask family and friends to support your business because most times your biggest supporter will be a stranger.
- Ceremonies $250-$500
- Marriage License Signing Only $150-$200
- Vow Renewal Ceremony $300
- Officiant Resources $25 and up
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.twweddingofficiant.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/twweddingofficiant
- Other: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeEE9VVN/
Tenesa L. McClain