Post # 1
Does anyone have any information on how to get a family member ordained to marry? I’ve looked around and it’s as simple as completing an online course and getting a certificate, but I feel there’s more to it than that. Any information on this would be appreciated. We are located in St.Bernard Parish in Louisiana if that changes anything. Thank you!!
Post # 2
Yeah, no it really is incredibly simple. You could maybe call your county clerk and ask for more information.
Post # 3
Here’s one place you can go: https://www.themonastery.org/wedding-laws/louisiana. There are a few other online locations. You’ll want to check Louisiana specific state rules.
I recommend that you (and your officiant) read the Wedding Officiant’s Guide (https://www.amazon.com/Wedding-Officiants-Guide-Conduct-Ceremony/dp/1452119015). We used this and it was super helpful.
Post # 4
Yes! We just did this. My uncle went online to a run-of-the-mill online ordination website and got ordained in a matter of minutes. He used open-ministry.org and it worked for us- he married us two Saturdays ago 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2015 - Family Farm
I can help! married in Louisiana by my friend who got ordained! she went online, we chose The Church of the Latter Day Dude cause my husband is a massive Big Lebowski Fan.
After she got the certificate she went to her local Parish Clerk of Court and signed the registration book in order to marry couples. I spoke with many parishes in 2015, my wedding year, in LA you can marry anywhere in the state if your ordained person has signed the books in any Louisiana Parish.
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It really is very easy, my Brother-In-Law just married us. Researching how to write a ceremony when you’ve never done it before, now THAT part is hard 😉