Did You Know That You Can Perform A Wedding Ceremony?

by Admin on December 12, 2012

It is true.  All you have to do is become an ordained minister and in most states you can immediately start legally marrying people off.

I know you are thinking, “I do not have the time to go to some school to become a minister in the next 3-4 years. I have not even attended church in about a decade.” That is fine. You do not have to give up the next few years to study to become a minister. Many people do not realize it, but you also do not need to belong to any particular religious faith.

Established in 1959, the Universal Life Church (ULC) offers people the opportunity to become an ordained minister for free. Even better, you can do it online now, and it only takes a few minutes.

Just a word of advice for you. There are a lot of different ULC branches online. As I said, becoming ordained is a very simple and very quick process. However, just because you can legally do it, does not mean you are necessarily ready to run out there and start performing wedding ceremonies. Would you know what to say when standing up there in front of the bride and groom and their family and friends? I would not either.

I recommend joining through one of the branches like this branch of the Universal Life Church. The ULC Seminary offers courses and guidance on how to perform, not just weddings, but funerals and other services as well. That kind of guidance can prove invaluable.

No matter your religious beliefs or lack of education around being a minister, becoming an ordained minister is an opportunity open to everyone. Some states may require you to register before you perform any ceremonies. It is best to call your local County Clerk to see what requirements you may need to meet to perform legally recognized weddings.

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