(Closed) How do you become ordained?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
9439 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

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
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

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mwd123 :  they’re all over the Internet and are typically free 


just google it and you’ll find out more. 

Post # 5
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

About three to seven years and thousands of dollars.  I should know…my fiance is in seminary to become an Episcopal Priest.

Post # 6
660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: Saint Domingue

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
802 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

 Ours did it for free online. I think it was called Universal Life Church.

Post # 9
481 posts
Helper bee

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 # 11
3589 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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
481 posts
Helper bee

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mwd123 :  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.

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