Post # 17
We were thinking of having Future Father-In-Law do it, but I don’t think he can as a lay minister (he isn’t one anymore anyway). Fiance said that his mom (they’re divorced) might be uncomfortable with that, although I didn’t really care. We ended up hiring a local couple who does wedding officiating. They’re very highly rated, especially by couples who wanted civil ceremonies or non-traditional ceremonies.
Post # 18
I have no idea. That is the one thing I’m really worried about =/
Post # 19
Hi fellow Gainesville bee! (I’m originally from the Orlando area, but I go to UF at the moment.)
I honestly don’t see a problem with the Future Father-In-Law performing the ceremony.
A friend of mine recently got married, and her father is a pastor, so he actually gave his daughter away AND performed their ceremony. 🙂
Post # 20
@rachelmichelle: That sounds so sweet! I’m originally from Sarasota 🙂 Are you getting married in gville?
Post # 21
We just asked one of our really good friends to marry us in Hawaii and she said yes! My guy originally wanted an actual minister but I made the argument that it makes it more special to me if someone who knows both of us well, would marry us. Most of the weddings I’ve attended have been officated by people who know the couple well and it just felt more special.
I agree with whoever said to make sure of the legality or how you can have your person ordained by the country/state.
Post # 22
We had my best friend’s boyfriend ordained through the Universal Life Church. My brother is our back-up. We wanted someone who actually knows us to marry us, and we’re not the church-going type.
I’ve just seen too many people family members have hired for weddings, funerals, etc., who obviously didn’t even rehearse before it. Stumbling over names a million times. Seguing into random fire-and-brimstone style things. Yes…I’m not kidding. Hahaha.