Post # 1
This is driving me insane. My fi and I met and dated mostly in Oklahoma. Both of our parents live there, so we are getting married in Oklahoma. We’re having an outdoor wedding, and we’re looking for an officiant. 🙁 Neither of us really want a religious ceremony.
How on earth do you find someone to marry you????? Apparently, in OK, you can have a judge, a retired judge, or a member of a religious body marry you. We don’t know any judges, and they don’t typically work outside of the courthouse. We aren’t a member of a religious body in Oklahoma (or anywhere, for that matter) so even if we wanted a priest or something to marry us, we really couldn’t. 🙁 And even though they are legally capable of it, I have no idea how to go about hunting down a retired judge. 🙁
So Oklahoma Bee’s. what did you do? I’ve looked on Wedding Wire, but I’ve honestly not come across anyoen who didn’t seem a little cooky…
Post # 4
@Asia: We don’t belong to a religious body either. We used the corporate chaplain at my dad’s work.
Here are some others: http://www.weddingministers.com/Listings.php?location=Oklahoma
Post # 5
@Asia: I forgot to even ask where you were getting married at. Some may be OKC based…
Post # 6
@MrsMaskatoBe: Thank you very much! We’re getting married around Tulsa. It’s just been sort of like banging my head against the wall looking, particularly because we’re planning from Kansas. DX
Post # 7
I’m a children’s minister so mine is a friend from church. I have seen posts on craigslist under event services.
Post # 8
When we got married in December, we had a word-of-mouth Justice of the Peace. My husband is Navy and one guy came highly suggested. He had done a lot of my husband’s crew’s weddings, so we went with him and do not regret it. He made my husband vow to protect me in a zombie apocalypse and I had to vow to let things go.
Post # 9
@Hyperventilate: That’s fantastic! Do you happen to remember your Justice of the Peace’s name?
Post # 10
@Cilarie: Just dug out my license, and it was performed by Steven M (something, looks like Veze[h]y?)
We got married in Cleveland County.
Post # 11
I officiate weddings in Tulsa. It’s legal for anyone who has Universal Life Church credentials on file at the courthouse–but you have to have the authentic ordination certificate, which can be ordered from the website. If you have a friend who can get ordained and then file the paperwork, it is as legal as any minister or priest (and probably a lot cheaper, since I bet they’d be willing to doo it in lieu of a gift.)