(Closed) how to get ordained?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Universal Life Church at http://www.themonastery.org/ does online ordinations for free–and I think it’s legal in most states. It’ll tell you all the info on the site. Good luck!

Post # 4
2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

There seem to be a plethora of sites online….but before you go to the trouble of getting him ordained (which is evidentally free in a lot of sites), check that it will be legal for him to perform your marriage in the state where you plan to get married. According to this article, in Connecticut, Alabama, Virginia, and Tennessee (as well as other jurisdictions, potentially New York, Florida, and New Jersey, which evidentally have rather broad and/or ambiguous marriage laws), marriages performed by people who get online ordination are not legal.

Post # 6
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh since you will already be technically married, you don’t even have you get his uncle ordained! 

Post # 7
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Since you don’t have to worry about the whole legal issues, your fiance’s uncle can still get ordained via ULC online, just so you can say you had a minister perform your ceremony, if you want. 

Post # 8
2680 posts
Sugar bee

My Future Brother-In-Law is marrying us.  In California they can be "deputized" at the courthouse.  They have to fill out paperwork and mail it in with $$ (around $40 I think) and then once it is approved they have to go take a training class at the courthouse to become official. 

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