Marriage Law, Officiant Information, Ordination Information

State of the Union: Serving As A Marriage Officiant In Rhode Island

This article is part of a series for ministers on performing marriage ceremonies in the United States and elsewhere. In this article, we focus on the magnificent state of Rhode Island and its rules and regulations. Rhode Island has some of the most breath-taking scenery and some of the most picturesque places to have a wedding ceremony anywhere… Continue reading State of the Union: Serving As A Marriage Officiant In Rhode Island

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Officiant Information, Ordination Information

Renewing Your Ordination Term: The Why and The How

Another question that we on the WedMinTeam at FNC are often asked is (1) why do I have to renew my ordination term as a wedding officiant, and (2) how do I renew my ordination term? The simple answer to 1 (the "why") is that ordination isn't for life. While some churches (and we all… Continue reading Renewing Your Ordination Term: The Why and The How

Become ordained as a life celebrations minister for weddings, baby blessings and other ceremonies
Officiant Information, Ordination Information, Wedding Plans

Making Beautiful Music … and Marriages, Too

We've heard and read countless stories over the years about wedding ministers that failed to show up for the ceremony. Not just late, but not at all! For a bridal couple that has gone through months and months of planning for their perfect ceremony -- having chosen the venue, the wedding dress, written their vows… Continue reading Making Beautiful Music … and Marriages, Too