(Closed) Officiant not registered with NYC… Help!!

posted 8 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
2478 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

@Newlywed12162012:  F***, that sucks ass. I am sorry your officiant was an offici-ain’t. The best advice i can give is just suck it up and get the witness and have a city hall ceremony to make it legal. So sorry about that.

Post # 4
1878 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

If you don’t want to wait in NYC, could you get married in another location? Line somewhere else in New York State, or in New Jersey? I don’t know if it matters that you have an application in elsewhere (I really have no clue whether that could prevent you from trying somewhere else)
Things can go very quickly in a place where the population isn’t in the millions. 🙂

If not, then I’d just go through the whole NYC process again, explain the situation to my witnesses, and take them out to dinner for their trouble. The whole point was to be married, after all! 😛

I’d also contact my officiant and ask if they had a liscense to wed in NYC, especially if they indicated that they were able to legally marry you. If they have one, maybe you can attempt to provide a copy of their liscense as evidence to the people at City Hall (somehow)

Post # 6
8 posts
  • Wedding: June 2014

Get your license and call up a registered officiant to sign the papers. Nothing formal. Some will do it for less or even free if you go to their office and have it done.

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