Post # 1
Fellow Philly-area Brides:
I need help! My fiance and I are looking for a secular officiant for our wedding. While I understand there are many ministers and rabbis who will perform secular ceremonies, we really want the officiant himself to be secular since religion will not be a part of our life together. Ideally we’d have a judge do it, but we can’t find the names of any judges who might be willing to do a ceremony in Montgomery County on a Saturday.
Does anyone have any suggestions of judges who might be willing to do it?
Post # 3
Call Journeys of the Heart. They are a wonderful organization that can match you with an officiant that works for you and your (secular) needs. Good Luck!
Post # 4
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Post # 5
@amdamico2: I’m looking for the same and will post if I find someone. I prefer a judge or JOP as I don’t want anyone affiliated with any religion at all.
I did look into Journeys of the Heart’s website but got a weird vibe from it. Can’t reallly explain it, except to say it seemed like a large, impersonal corporation and that’s not at all what I’m looking for. I don’t like how the revenue is split up, and I don’t like the tithing aspect–especially if I couldn’t decide where to give the money.
Post # 6
You can certainly check me out! In Pennsylvania, you must be an ordained minister, judge, mayor or captain of a ship to legally perform a wedding ceremony. That said, fully 75% of my wedding ceremonies make NO mention of Deity at all — my ceremonies are primarily about love, romance, friendship. This is because my couples are the boss, not me. I do not speak a word that they do not approve, and I do not dress in any way to stand out during the ceremony (I am attired in a dark suit, not a robe or stole). You can read a few of my ceremonies, and a LOT more information about me — including links to my reviews on WeddingWire — by visiting my website: