We booked our DJ and photographer, and I found a wedding dress, so I’m very excited.
Now, we have to actually find someone to marry us. We’ve been floating around the idea of having a friend get “ordained” online and having him perform the ceremony, since he’s quite entertaining and we know him well, rather than pick a minister out of a book. Plus, instead of an officiant’s fee, we could pay him in whiskey, haha! (Okay, so that part really isn’t a joke).
I just stumbled upon this New York Times article about whether or not marriages performed by someone ordained through an online church are truly legal unions.
“New York State, New Jersey and Florida have very broadly worded laws that seem to allow ministers ordained online to perform weddings. Yet it was in New York that a marriage performed by an online minister was invalidated.”
Scary to think our marriage wouldn’t be valid if our friend served as our officiant. So I guess we’ll have to do it the “old-fashioned” way!