Post # 1
So I’m in the market for an officiant and since Fiance and I aren’t going through a church or anything we have no idea where to start. Googling “wedding officiants in my area” is kind of daunting and I was wondering how you all came across your secular officiants. Thanks y’all!
Post # 3
Check out this thread: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/atheist-ceremony-ideas
There were so many good links, I can’t even post them all! I particularly loved the Celebrant link.
Post # 4
There is always the option of getting a friend ordained if that is legal by your state.
Post # 5
@lilyfaith thank you for the link! I will take a few minutes to check it out 🙂
@ Talishazwi that is definitely an option however I don’t think its appealing for the two of us. I wish I could just pick one out or even better— knew someone who used someone and could refer them. Alas, I am one of the first of my peers to be headin’ down the aisle.
Post # 6
Have a friend get ordained. One of my fiance’s friends got ordained years ago for a friends wedding. We’re playing with the idea of having him do it, instead of our preacher. Why? Because he’s a friend and it’d mean a lot to both Fiance and him. I think for people who don’t have preachers, they should really explore this idea-though it might not be right for them.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington
Have a friend or family member get ordained. My aunt is performing our ceremony because neither of us are religious and we wanted to have someone close to us perform it. Especially if you aren’t a member of a church, it’s a good route to go to keep it personal.
Post # 8
I’m an independent wedding officiant / Celebrant based out of NJ + NY. Most of my couples do find me on the internet (by googling wedding officiant [state]), but I also advertise – check out WeddingWire.com (I love that there are reviews) or TheKnot.com to see if there is an officiant listed in your area. You can also check with the Celebrant Institute (where I was trained) to see if there are any Celebrants in your area – http://www.CelebrantInstitute.org
You can learn more about Celebrants and how we create wedding ceremonies on my website, http://www.Eclectic-Unions.com or by checking out some of my posts on WeddingbeePRO!
Post # 9
Call your city clerk and ask them if they have a list. That’s how we found ours! He is a retired preacher who just marries people now
Post # 10
Ask the venue where your reception is being held; or whom ever is doing your music. They’ll know good people. They certainly have heard alot of them!