Now is a good time. 🙂
Once you set your wedding date and have a venue confirmed, go ahead and hire your wedding officiant. Flowers are beautiful, food is yummy, music gets you swaying. But if you don’t have an officiant to write and conduct your ceremony, or sign your marriage license, you’re, well, not married. (Ok, in PA, you could self-unite, but you could still use someone to conduct your ceremony.)
It’s best to start considering who you want to hire as a wedding officiant 6 – 12 months before your wedding date.