Around half the weddings in my town are officiated by people who get ordained online. As of this writing, online ordination is legal in 47 states. You can read more about it here.
Not every couple is on the spiritual path or practices a specific religion, so ordaining a close friend or family member to officiate their wedding is a great option.
I’ve though about establishing a church so that I can offer online ordination from mattsweddingceremonies.com, but it’s a major pain in the butt with many legalities to consider and can be quite expensive.
Instead, I’ll leave ordaining others to the three main online churches. Their process is so simple that you can be an online ordained minister in less than five minutes. For a more complete description on how to get ordained to perform weddings and links that will take you to the three main churches, click here.
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