(Closed) Having a friend/family member officiate the ceremony

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My friend is an “ordained minister,  but he is a regular person that owns a tattoo/piercing studio, and only did it to marry a few freinds.  Super easy to do on the internet I hear.  


We are having my cousin marry us.  


I say go for it! 

Post # 5
9549 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

A friend did that and I think it was pretty easy. Rules vary by state so I would look into your state’s rules.

Post # 6
1849 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My friend is getting ordained online through the universal life church to perform our marriage ceremony. I love the idea of someone close to us acting in that role instead of a stranger! 

Post # 7
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have thought about asking my mom to marry us. She is a notary and in Florida,  you can be both a notary and a family member to marry. She has only performed one or two…and I loved the idea of my mom doing it…as she knows he and I so well and can impart true life things….other than that I would ask my cousin but we are non denominational and he seems to have the whole bible in his brain…it may make Fiance a little uneasy. 

Post # 8
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@AllieInOhio:  We had our friend officiate; it was super easy. We didn’t have to do anything online; just called the county we were getting married in and had them deputize a friend to perform this ONE ceremony. He had to go through some workshop and pay something like 72 dollars.

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