Out of State Officiant for North Carolina Wedding

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Chapter 51.

Marriage.

Article 1.

General Provisions.

§ 51-1.  Requisites of marriage; solemnization.

A valid and sufficient marriage is created by the consent of a male and female person who may lawfully marry, presently to take each other as husband and wife, freely, seriously and plainly expressed by each in the presence of the other, either:

(1)       a.         In the presence of an ordained minister of any religious denomination, a minister authorized by a church, or a magistrate; and

b.         With the consequent declaration by the minister or magistrate that the persons are husband and wife; or

(2)        In accordance with any mode of solemnization recognized by any religious denomination, or federally or State recognized Indian Nation or Tribe.

Marriages solemnized before March 9, 1909, by ministers of the gospel licensed, but not ordained, are validated from their consummation.  (1871-2, c. 193, s. 3; Code, s. 1812; Rev., s. 2081; 1908, c. 47; 1909, c. 704, s. 2; c. 897; C.S., s. 2493; 1945, c. 839; 1965, c. 152; 1971, c. 1185, s. 26; 1977, c. 592, s. 1; 2000-58, ss. 1, 2; 2001-14, ss. 1, 2; 2001-62, ss. 1, 17; 2002-115, ss. 5, 6; 2002-159, s. 13(a); 2003-4, s. 1; 2005-56, s. 1; 2007-61, s. 1; 2009-13, s. 1; 2012-194, s. 65.4(a).)

 

§ 51-1.1.  Certain marriages performed by ministers of Universal Life Church validated.

Any marriages performed by ministers of the Universal Life  Church prior to July 3, 1981, are validated, unless they have been invalidated by a court of competent jurisdiction, provided that all other requirements of law have been met and the marriages would have been valid if performed by an official authorized by law to perform wedding ceremonies. (1981, c. 797.)

Source: http://www.ncleg.net/enactedlegislation/statutes/html/bychapter/chapter_51.html

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

@ComputerLove06:  You’re welcome. That’s my interpretation too. Glad to help. I also got married in Charlotte so if needed, I can recommend a good officiant. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i personally would have him perform a “spiritual” ceremony, and then after we were home, i’d go to the courthouse and get married legally. much easier.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

@ComputerLove06:  We went with Sydney Charnley quantumlight@bellsouth.net she’s was very very reasonable and good to work with. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@ComputerLove06:  we were looking at doing a DW in north carolina, and when i called to get information about what the officiant had to hold as far as ordained things, i was told that the way she’d been ordained wouldn’t work in the state. i can’t remember where/how she was ordained, though. she’s ordained in arizona, and i was told that there wasn’t reciprocity or something like that.

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