(Closed) Getting ordained online?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

My Fiance did this to perform both of his sister’s weddings and his BIL did it so he can perform ours.  They were both ordained through the Universal Life Church, online.  You need to check with your local authorities to find out what he needs to do once he’s ordained to be able to legally perform weddings in your state.  When Fiance did it in Ohio, he had to file paperwork and pay $15 to the state.  In Texas, he didn’t have to do anything, just sign the certificate…same for BIL here in TN.  Just make sure you know the rules!  Where will your wedding be performed, and maybe I can find some more specific info for you?  I’m an expert on this by now!!

Post # 6
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I couldn’t really find any facts about being ordained. It all asked for money in order to get the certifcate. But I did find this, it’s kind of confusing to me, but I hope it helps you out. Good Luck!!!

40-1-301. Solemnization and registration. (1) A marriage may be solemnized by a judge of a court of record, by a public official whose powers include solemnization of marriages, by a mayor, city judge, or justice of the peace, by a tribal judge, or in accordance with any mode of solemnization recognized by any religious denomination, Indian nation or tribe, or native group.

I found it off of this link…..    http://openordination.org/state_faq.php#Montana

I also found this at http://marriage.about.com/cs/marriagelicenses/a/officiants.htm

Any ordained or licensed clergymen, and justices of the peace.

Post # 7
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

He needs to get ordained in the place where he will be performing the ceremony. If he doesn’t want to do that, you could get a quickie marraige at the court house, and then just have him perform for the wedding.

My son just got ordained online so that he could marry us, and it was very easy.

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