(Closed) Officiant Help!

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 4
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555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Not sure where you girls are but here in Los Angeles there’s a “Deputy for a Day” program, it’s $75, there’s a one hour “class” it’s held Thursdays at 11:00 am. I think the program is for all of cali fees and times are probably different. I am not positive but there may be a cheaper way of going about this too I’ve actually got an email out to a friend who just had her brother ordained to do just this and it was only $25. We’re having my brother officiate as well and we’re on a REALLY REALLY strict budget so that $50 could go someplace else . . . like shoes!! (Don’t you love my priorities).

Post # 5
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555 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh and I’ve done some online searches and you can find places but I’ll post the place my friend used when she gets back to me. I think the biggest thing with the online ones is you have to check and make sure they’re valid in your state. (At least that’s been my understanding).

Post # 6
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118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It very much depends on where you are getting married.  Some states (like Massachusetts) allow lay people to register for the day to perform wedding ceremonies.  Some states (like Colorada) allow anyone to perform a wedding ceremony.  Some states (like PA) can issue “self-uniting” licenses, so no officiant is legally need, and anyone can really “lead” the ceremony.  A lot of states recognize internet ordained ministers (like through themonastery.org) where all your officiant needs to do is get ordained online.  But some states can be picky about it, so you may want to do some research to see specifically who can marry you in the state you’re getting married in.  It’s important because, at the end of the evening, you want to have an awesome and personal ceremony.. but you want to be married, too!!

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