• Disc Jockey As Wedding Minister (Photo)
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    Who Makes The Best Wedding Officiants?

    A recent survey looked at which people from various professions made the best wedding officiants and, not surprisingly, it’s those folks with the “gift of gab” that topped the list. Out of all the “feeder” categories, radio announcers and disc jockeys were the clear-cut number one. Having to jump in with a few words before the start of a song, or having to talk off the top of your head before sending it over to the traffic report, radio people have the innate skills needed to perform marriage ceremonies. With the shaky state of the radio industry, more and more radio personalities are lining their wallets with extra cash these…

  • ULC Ordination License Certificate (Header)
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    The Cost of Ordination: Becoming Ordained Online

    How much does marriage minister ordination cost? Here is our regularly-updated overview of several of the most popular Wedding Officiant ordination services offered online, showing their fees and minister license term lengths: CHURCH/RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION LENGTH OF TERM FEE American Fellowship Church One Year $45 American Marriage Ministries Lifetime? $40 Christian Harvest Church Lifetime $78 Clear Vision Intuition New Age Ministry Lifetime $175 First Nation Ministry  Lifetime¹ $6 ¹ Open Ministry Lifetime Free² United National Ministry Not Stated $89.99³ ULC Monastery  Lifetime? $39.994

  • Disney Princess Wedding Ceremony (Photo)
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    Wedding Vows … Disney Style!

    [dropcap]W[/dropcap]e’re unashamed to admit that we love Alan Katz of Great Officiants in Southern California — he’s built an outstanding life celebration organization that can provide its clients with a solemn ceremony one hour … and a zany Star Wars-style wedding the next! (What happens the hour after that? We can’t wait to find out!) In a recent blog post on his team’s website, Alan provided the recipe for an amazing themed ceremony that fits the Disney movie fanboy-and/or-girl couple to perfection: a reading that alludes to a plethora of memorable characters from Disney features, and how their traits add to the couple’s relationship. Alan explains, “I have a lot…

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    Are You Sure Your Ordination Is Legal?

    [dropcap]I[/dropcap]n a recent article by church-growing expert Raul Rivera on the StartChurch blog, he asks a very relevant question: are you sure your ordination is legal?  While the situation described in the article — whether the ordination of a minister by his former pastor is still valid — may be unique, the question of whether or not your ordination is legal, valid and acceptable in various jurisdictions is actually very common. Back to the blog cited above, which lays out the scenario: Pastor Charles felt honored when he was asked to perform a wedding, especially since the bride and groom were his longtime childhood friends. They had all grown up together…

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    How To Become A Wedding Officiant

    Let’s say that you’ve been asked to perform the marriage ceremony for your best friend or, perhaps, your favorite cousin. What’s the process you must go through to become an ordained minister and wedding officiant? Do you need to be trained to serve as a celebrant, or receive a special license? Basically, the person performing a marriage ceremony must be legally ordained by a church or religious organization. Becoming ordained means that you are licensed to serve as an officiant (or celebrant, or ceremonial minister) and may perform weddings and other rites, such as funerals, baby blessings, and vow renewals. Need to become ordained to perform marriage ceremonies? It’s fast and…