(Closed) Non-Religious Officiant

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had our friend get ordained online through Universal Life Church and wrote our own ceremony. It was perfectly legal and worked well for us!

Post # 4
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I second the online ordination. It can be really sweet and personal to have one of your friends perform the ceremony.

Post # 5
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

My brother is in an interfaith marraige and had a friend perform the ceremony. It was beautiful and personal!

Post # 6
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You can do the online ordination, but look up what they need to do in order to be able to marry people. Darling Husband looked it up (he’s done the online ordaining, and our friends wanted him to marry them) and he needed to be a member for a year or two years and participate in some community groups or something like this. It was a bit strange and the timing wouldn’t have worked for their wedding unfortunately.

Post # 7
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m not sure how far you are from a county seat, but you can always hire someone from the courthouse whether it’s a court administrator or someone from the treasurer’s office (depending on how they’re set up).  We wanted nothing religious about our marriage and have hired someone from the courthouse to come do a ceremony at our location- she’s been awesome to work with so far and seems really dedicated to making our day special.   good luck!

Post # 8
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would see if you can get a good friend or family member to marry you. We had my oldest son marry us and we also wrote our own vows. Everyone loved what we had put together. My son was also ordained through the Universal Life Church and it was is perfectly legal and acceptable by the courts.

Post # 9
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am also having a fried who got ordained online at Universal LIfe Church for free. It just takes like a minute to fill out the form.

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