How to become a wedding officiant: online churches to get ordained

Are you looking to have a familiar face as your wedding officiant? A friend or family member instead of a stranger? It's an appealing thought in a lot of cases, especially if you're living the secular life. This post is meant to be shared with your chosen pal so they can find out how to become a wedding officiant, and and where to get ordained.

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We LOVE the dichotomy of this Chinese-cowboy New York and Texas karaoke wedding

Cowboy hats, a Chinese tea ceremony, a gorgeous red qipao, New York, Texas, wild drunken karaoke, and honoring the parents — this Texas karaoke wedding is everything and more to fill your senses with awe. And maybe make you boggle at all that's going on. Don't miss the matching bridesmaid tattoos, handmade paper flowers, and all kinds of book lover details including book cookies!

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Keep it cosmic AND gender-neutral with this space-themed ceremony script (+ READINGS!)

As a queer person, it was important to me to have a ceremony that reflected our values while avoiding language that was cis- or hetero-centric. Our spiritual and philosophical practices and beliefs include both Christianity and Buddhism, and we both feel strongly about the value of secular institutions. On top of this, our wedding was space-themed! With all these things in mind, we decided to write the gender-neutral space-themed ceremony from scratch.

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A curious masquerade wedding of oddities and glamour

The theme started out as just "masquerade," as I've always wanted to have or attend a masquerade ball, but as we began to brainstorm ideas, we started working bits of ourselves into the details. My husband and I have a large collection of antiques and oddities, and we ended up incorporating different pieces from our home into each of the centerpieces and the decor. Thus, "The Curious Masquerade" was born. Maps, medical models, scientific instruments, antique candelabras, and other various things all got (carefully!) flora-fied and bedecked.