Wedding Planning And Performing

Ordained ministers can officiate marriages for friends, family, and others. Some ministers get ordained to do it once, and some find their calling in a lifetime of performing the sacraments of marriage. They open up wedding businesses as marriage ministers and solemnize marriages as their occupation.

The Universal Life Church makes the process of performing weddings simple. We ordain individuals without question as to beliefs, and free of charge. Become an online ordained minister by completing our online form. If you want more information about online ordination you can find answers to other questions may have there.

Wedding ceremonies - the exchange of vows and rings are a common theme Upon becoming ordained, you will be able to administer traditional wedding vows. This is the official authorization and entitlement granted to all ULC ministers. If you're someone in need of a minister to officiate your wedding, you can use the Find a Minister tool on Get Ordainedâ„¢ to search for the perfect person to suit your needs. The ULC also has a Wedding Script Generator that features a plethora of example speeches. Make use of a non-demoninational ceremony, something more romantic, or even an offbeat wedding. Whatever you might need, the ULC has you covered!

Each State Has Wedding Laws

Each state has wedding laws that grant "state authorization or entitlement" to individuals to solemnize marriages within its borders. States usually establish a broad category of individuals authorized to solemnize marriages. The states leave most of the designation to the ordaining entity, church, denomination or religious organization. Each state has its own guidelines and each minister is responsible for knowing the state law in which he/she intends to officiate marriages. We can help you navigate through some of the key issues in this area.

Read our Guide to Performing a Wedding.