Post # 1
Hi Bees. We’re really wanting a friend of ours to perform our wedding ceremony, and I’ve heard of other people getting ordained online to be able to do this, but I have no idea where to start. Does anyone have any experience with this, know how much time it takes, or how much it costs? Are there varying rules by states (we live in Kansas), or religions (Christian)? Any and all advice on this topic would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Post # 3
Check out this website. It’s something I may use for someone to perform our ceremony as well.
Post # 4
My husband’s brother got ordained online by the Universal Life Church. They also break it down by state laws to see if you should have any problems – http://www.themonastery.org/tools/wedding_laws/?wide=usa&narrow=kansas – looks like you’d be good to go through them.
It was free to get ordained, but he wanted some hard copy credentials, like a certificate in case any one questioned the legality, so he paid for that – sorry, I don’t remember exactly how much. :/ It wasn’t expensive though!
Post # 5
@misspeanut: It’s like $12 or something. I was looking at it the other day so I could see if I can convince someone to perform my ceremony.
Post # 6
Thanks for the information! I really appreciate it! Anyone else have experience with this?
Post # 7
Hey! In Kansas you don’t actually have to be ordained to officiate the ceremony!
ETA: Or maybe I’m wrong! LOL. Don’t listen to me.
Post # 8
That’s where my Dad and I both got ordained.
I also got ordained back in 2007 by the Church of the Latter-Day Dude via this website:
Post # 9
I have heard http://www.open-ministry.org is one of the best plus provide inexpensive materials for those ordained online. They have a little book called “Ceremony Booklet”.
But there is also http://www.theamm.org/become-a-minister. They have info online that is easy to access and free.