Post # 1
Does anyone have any experience with a family or friend becoming ordained? We have a family friend who will be marrying us but he needs to get ordained first. We are going to take care of all the cost but I’m not sure how long the process take and if we do it online, what websites are “legit.” How does the process go or what is the easiest way for it to be done?
If anyone has any information or tips that would amazing!!
Post # 2
You can do it online but double check if that will cut it in your state. In some states getting ordained online does not allow you to perform marriages.
Post # 3
they’re all over the Internet and are typically free
just google it and you’ll find out more.
Post # 4
It’s difficult to give advice on something like this without knowing your location because some states or counties require a minstering license.
Post # 5
About three to seven years and thousands of dollars. I should know…my fiance is in seminary to become an Episcopal Priest.
Post # 6
Our officiant did his online no problem. I’d just google it. The worst our officiant had to put up with was my nagging him via my husband (they’re best friends) to get it done already as I was terrified he’d not do it and we wouldn’t have him as our officiant come the wedding. Everything was fine and he did our wedding and then a close relative’s of his three weeks after ours. He did the most beautiful job. I cannot imagine anyone else having stood in his place.
Post # 7
Ours did it for free online. I think it was called Universal Life Church.
Post # 8
being a priest doesn’t mean you’re ordained though.
Post # 9
My brother went through one of the websites online. He just needed to say he agreed to a specific statement and he was ordained. It was free but then I ended up paying to get him an official certificate in case anyone ever asked.
Like me people said, different states have different rules though. Check that out first.
Post # 10
How did you go about getting the official certificate?
Post # 11
You need to be careful as I’ve heard stories about people who had a friend get ordained online and marry them, only to find out it wasn’t a legal marriage in their state. In some states getting ordained online won’t count, you have to be an actual minister/priest belonging to a church.
Where do you live?
Post # 12
After he was ordained, it gave an option to purchase a certificate as well as a few other things such as cards for your wallet and marriage certificates.