- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I am getting married in Pittsburgh on 5/31/2014. I plan to have a non-denominational ceremony (we will have some readings from the bible, and also some Filipino traditional items as my Fiance is Filipino, but not an actual Mass). Both my Fiance and I were raised Catholic but we are non-practicing now, hence the non-denominational ceremony.
My cousin’s husband (I guess my cousin-in-law) is an ordained deacon at Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC. I would really like him to be able to officiate, but I don’t know if this will qualify and satisfy the requirements of PA marriage law. It seems like it would (based on what I found at http://www.mcc.co.mercer.pa.us/registerofwills/Disclaimer.Marriage.License.Officiants.pdf). I know that my ceremony won’t be recognized by the Catholic church (since we are getting married outside and not in a church), which is acceptable for us. I just want to make sure our marriage is legally binding by PA law if my cousin’s husband does officiate.
Any ideas and advice would be appreciated!