Post # 1
Hello bees. I’m looking for a secular or civil officiant for our 2015 wedding. We are not religious and would feel very un-authentic having a religious type ceremony. We both have family who are ministers, so it’s going to be tricky. We will likely ask them to do a prayer before dinner, so they are included. I’d like a personal ceremony that includes our quirks and story. If you have recommendations for the Pittsburgh area and have a personal experience to share, I would really appreciate it! Thanks!
Post # 2
Google “life cycle celebrant” in the Pittsburgh area. Good Luck!
Post # 3
I know this was posted a while ago, but my husband and I were in the same boat. We ended up doing a self-uniting ceremony. PA is one of only two states, I think, where it’s legal. You should check it out.
Post # 4
4kiki: The self-uniting – sometimes called Quaker license – may not be available in all counties, or legal in all counties. It might have changed, as I did research on it last year. (I’m a member of a Quaker meeting, btw). I found my daughter’s celebrant by searching on weddingwire, under officiants – Harrisburg. She only had a few reviews, but had a blog, with videos, and was the epitome of compassion and concern. I talked to a number of those with far more reviews and I found that many of them had fees double in size, with comparable egos.
P.S. My younger daughter’s childhood nickname was Kiki – she couldn’t pronounce her name.
Post # 5
Well, if she’s getting married in Pgh, I know it’s legal in Allegheny County as there was a court case back in ’07 regarding it, and the judge ruled in favor of the couple.