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How to Get Certified to Marry Someone: Ordination, Certification, and Minister Licensing Explained

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 2020

The first step before officiating a wedding, even before you start talking about the ceremony, is making sure you are legally allowed to solemnize weddings. Everyone has the legal right to do so, but much like other important life events, the government has found a way to involve itself. So, as a wedding minister, you need to ensure that you meet your state’s requirements – which...


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Ordination vs. Government License: Do You Need to Register to Officiate Weddings in Your State?

Published: Thursday, Feb. 6th, 2020

If this is your first time officiating a wedding, your first concern might be, “how do I make sure the wedding is legal?” The good news is, it’s actually pretty easy. But, you’ll need to figure out the following: Do you need a government minister license, or is your online ordination sufficient?
 
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Choosing a Wedding Officiant: What (or Who) Are Your Options?

Published: Monday, Jul. 8th, 2019

Finding the right wedding officiant is a very, very, very common problem. If that’s you… relax! We’re here to help.   ...


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