Post # 1
My fiance wishes to have his uncle marry us. Im totally cool with this and in fact LOVE the idea. We are having a beach ceremony but I am Christian (born again) and want our ceremony to be spiritual and yet not over the top. His uncle is also Christian so I think this would be the perfect fit.
Have you done something similar?
Do you know how his uncle could get ordained? I know you can do it on the web but more specifically I guess Id like some references for which websites to even consider….
Post # 3
Universal Life Church at http://www.themonastery.org/ does online ordinations for free–and I think it’s legal in most states. It’ll tell you all the info on the site. Good luck!
Post # 4
There seem to be a plethora of sites online….but before you go to the trouble of getting him ordained (which is evidentally free in a lot of sites), check that it will be legal for him to perform your marriage in the state where you plan to get married. According to this article, in Connecticut, Alabama, Virginia, and Tennessee (as well as other jurisdictions, potentially New York, Florida, and New Jersey, which evidentally have rather broad and/or ambiguous marriage laws), marriages performed by people who get online ordination are not legal.
Post # 5
1) we have no idea what state we will be married in! because…
2) I neglected to include that techincially we will already be ‘married’ via justice of the peace (he has been commissioned as a Navy JAG officer and when he receives word about heading out to training we will have to run out and get ‘married’ by a judge or justice of the peace) The ceremony will take place a year later, in my mind though this will be the REAL ceremony bc it will have spiritual themes etc.
this wedding stuff is complicated isnt it? geesh <sigh>
Post # 6
Oh since you will already be technically married, you don’t even have you get his uncle ordained!
Post # 7
Since you don’t have to worry about the whole legal issues, your fiance’s uncle can still get ordained via ULC online, just so you can say you had a minister perform your ceremony, if you want.
Post # 8
My FBIL is marrying us. In California they can be "deputized" at the courthouse. They have to fill out paperwork and mail it in with $$ (around $40 I think) and then once it is approved they have to go take a training class at the courthouse to become official.