Officiants are a priest or minister who performs weddings and often many other services. An officiants job is not only spiritual but legal, there are many rules that regulate the validity of a wedding. In some places no officiant can perform a wedding after ten pm at night or before eight pm in the morning. An officiant must also sign the Declaration of Marriage and witness both parties being married and sign the declaration as well. Officiants must send the declaration of marriage or civil union documents to register the new spouses of civil status without delay. These rules may be different from region to region so it is recommended that one speak with an officiant before the planning of the wedding. In some cases it might be your local church minister, an officer of civil status can also offer marriages in a courthouse. In many places there must be two witnesses to observe the proceeding wedding. So it would be best to get in touch with an officiants to help with informing the wedding planner and the future spouses so the perfect moon light midnight wedding one may desire may not be legally recognized in the region you live in.