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The 5 Awesome Places to Get Ordained Online in 2019

Imagine if you could get ordained online in 5 minutes to perform a wedding. In fact: There are a several online organizations that ordain ministers legally online. So whether you want to perform weddings or just want to become a "minister", I've got you covered Let's...

How To Start a Wedding Officiant Business – in 7 Steps

These days I enjoy a charmed life on an island in the tropics.  I live 2 minutes from a world-class beach.  I perform wedding ceremonies in powdery white sand and make a pretty good living making dreams come true. But it wasn’t always this way.  I used to be a trial...

How to Write Your Wedding Vows: The Definitive 2019 Guide

(Spoiler Alert: The whole process takes 15-20 minutes.  I’ll even show you a trick on how to write your wedding vows in 30 seconds.) If you aren’t convinced that you should write your wedding vows, know this: It’s not an option. (If you already committed to writing...

Wedding Ceremony Order – A Definitive Guide for 2019

This guide will show you the exact wedding ceremony order for your wedding. The best part? Everything here will apply to just about any wedding format or situation. (In other words, don't worry if you are new to this or if you have a non-traditional wedding.) Another...

How to Perform a Wedding: The Right Way

This guide will show you how to perform a wedding. The best part? It's ridiculously easy. (In other words, no need to rely on books or other rambling fluff articles.) So let's get started... Content Sections Pick a script Learn the script Perform the wedding ceremony...

Traditional Wedding Vows – The Definitive Guide

“I promise to obey”. In the past, a woman would promise "to obey" her husband as part of the marriage vows.  But that was a long time ago.  In a land far, far away… Anyhow, here are THE original and official, traditional wedding vows: I, (Groom’s first name), take you...

The Ultimate Guide: How to Officiate Your First Wedding

So you went and got your self ordained online...and you're about to officiate your first wedding. Are you ready?     I'm going to show you everything you need to know to crush your first wedding. Now I'm guessing that when your Ordination...

Is Getting Ordained Online Legal?

Seems kinda shady.  Pay a few bucks and some online "church" sends you a piece of paper that says you're ordained. So is getting ordained online legal? The simple answer:  Yes. But the follow up question you should be asking is: Can you legally perform weddings once...

How to Find a Wedding Officiant – In 3 Simple Steps

 A quick story. Recently I officiated a wedding at a major resort in the Caribbean. The wedding was black-tie and very formal.  The groom was from Germany and the bride was Chinese.  Their respective families were flown in from all over the world.  They...

The 7 Most Beautiful Wedding Ceremony Scripts…Ever

How do you even decide on the wording for your wedding ceremony? I mean, aren't they all the same?  They say some stuff about love.  They use a lot of flowery words and end with "you may kiss the bride". You know the easiest way to finding a wedding ceremony? You...