Post # 1
My FI and I are trying to figure something out. We have different faiths and he wants to have someone from his congragetion marry us, which I’m fine with. But that person isn’t ordained. So is it possible to have an officiant come to just witness the ceremony then sign the liscense or does the officiant have to be the one to marry us to sign the liscense??????
Post # 3
The person who officiates the wedding is the one who signs the license. Anyone else would be a witness (we have to have two witnesses in Oregon).
Post # 4
Pretty sure they have to be the one to marry you. Here in Oklahoma this is the case, it may not be in your state. Go down to the courthouse and ask.
Post # 5
Why don’t you just pay to have them ordained? You’ll have to pay an officient to be present anyway.
Post # 6
This. Our friend is marrying us by getting ordained online and then licensed in NYC. I think the whole thing is about $30 and she can do the entire thing start to finish.
Post # 7
Hi @soon_to_be_Young: first and foremost as this is your Debut Post on WBee… a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”
I agree with the other Bees, the person who OFFICIATES is the Officiant, and the one who must be licensed to make the whole thing legal
Otherwise, they are just a Witness (or a Guest)
You need to make arrangements to get the person from your Hubby’s Congregation legally capable of performing Weddings in the Jurisdiction where you are looking to get married.
GOOGLE can help you out with what is needed to make that happen (check the County Courthouse Website, or the one for the State of Georgia for info)
OR you need to find someone who is already Legally capable of marrying you to perform the Ceremony, and the Congregational Friend to take on some other role at the Wedding.
Hope this helps,
Post # 8
Being a legal officiant and a ceremony officiant are two separate things. A legal officiant will sign the licence and ask you a few questions like “do you sign this of your own free will?” blah blah blah, if you like and you can have anyone officiate the actual ceremony. Check with your local laws, but here all you need is an online ordainship and whalah your a legal officiant.
Post # 9
I live in GA. So Ill see what we can do to get him ordained in time for the wedding. I had a feeling it would have to be the same person. Thank You so much ladies!!!