(Closed) Alternative wedding officiants

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It depends on the state you live in, but you could have a judge, a justice of the peace, an ordained friend, a celebrant, a ship captain, a unitarian minister…

Post # 4
11234 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re actually using a pastor(s) for ours, but they’re a local couple whose main business is wedding officiating. I can’t remember where I found them–Wedding Wire or Google?–but they do all kinds of ceremonies. We’re not religious and didn’t want a religious ceremony, and they get amazing reviews from lots of brides looking for non-traditional ceremonies. I was very impressed at their ceremony layout they sent. It listed all of the different options they offer for each part of the ceremony, with parts you can check and stuff.

Post # 5
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are having a friend doing it.  He got ordained.  It’s legal in GA, I think it differ from state to state however.

Post # 6
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My aunt got ordained and wrote our ceremony too.  I can’t tell you how much it meant to us to have someone who truly loves us and knows us doing the deed!  And how honored she was to do it.

Post # 7
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We are having the mayor of the city where I grew up. And apparently as part of their civil duty, they can’t change or accept a donation.. So it’s free 🙂 He and his wife are invited to the reception though, so they’ll get a delicous dinner & some drinks out of the deal.

Post # 8
4416 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My sister’s husband married us! It was awesome, because I officiated their wedding three years ago. I LOVE that you can have basically anyone do it nowadays!!!

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