A couple years ago I found a website, plugged in my name and was ordained. I thought it was sort of entertaining and didn’t think much of it. At one point I called the County Clerk in the area and was told that it is legal and I can officiate if I want to. Now that’s cool!!
One thing I can say about this whole thing, is I would never officiate a wedding if I didn’t think the couple should be together. While I know it’s not my decision, rather the couple’s decision, I’m looking more at situations where there is a huge red flag, like an abusive relationship, an overly uncompromising significant other, or something else that would make me think I couldn’t ethically marry these two individuals.
Another think about this is that I’ve never officiated something of this magnitude. I’ve done small gatherings for a baby blessing, but a wedding is a wedding. In most cases it’s a huge deal. For some, it might just be the couple, their witnesses and the officiate. I might feel a bit more comfortable with that, but who knows maybe I would love standing up reciting poetry and talking about love, commitment and devotion.
Just one of those things I want to do someday, but probably not today. There’s way too much though that goes into it (I make it sound like there’s just as much thought going into this as the actual decision to marry someone, lol) 5 years ago