Frugal Wedding Tips- Choosing an Officiant
When John and I talked about who we wanted to marry us we knew we wanted someone close to the family that knew us. We chose a family friend Eric Warn who has been a Lions Club member with my parents for longer than I can remember. I went online and found The Monastery were you can become ordained online. I was able to have Eric ordained and in the end I was also ordained to be able to perform weddings. It was free to be ordained and worked out amazing. I am happy to say that we were the first of many weddings that Eric has performed. He has gone on from our wedding to be named one of the top officiants in the Seattle area. I love that from our wedding Eric has gone on to help many other couples have amazing weddings.
If you are looking for a wedding officiant in Western Washington Eric is still doing ceremonies. Eric can be reached via his website –> Eric Warn
If you are looking for someone in the Spokane area and need help let me know. I have performed multiple wedding for friends since becoming ordained.
I definately suggest doing a bit of research to make sure that getting ordained online is valid in your state. In the State of Washington it is accepted and has not been a problem. The Monastery Site has a section on Marriage Laws to help answer questions.