Wedding Officiants Detroit MI

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La Donna Wedding Officiants & Ceremony Coordinating Srv
(586) 469-9100
Serving All Of Southeast Michigan
Shelby, MI

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DetroitElvis
(866) 641-0697
6035 Arno
Allen Park, MI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Gettin' Hitched by Jeff
(734) 883-1544
25308 Joy Road
Redford, MI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

A Promise Made is a Promise Kept
(313) 270-2070
17555 james couzens
detroit, MI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Moments of the Heart
(313) 427-0788
Taylor
Taylor, MI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Sacred Ceremony
(586) 757-3759
8318 Jackson Ave
Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw Counties, MI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Amor Weddings
(313) 410-4711
20459 Damman St
Harper Woods, MI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Sacred Ceremony
(586) 709-1007
31738 Cloverly Court
Warren, MI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Beautiful Ceremonys
(313) 268-5715
Taylor, Mi
Taylor, MI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Love is in your Heart
(313) 355-6903
6065 wellington
Taylor, MI
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

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Ten Questions to Ask When Selecting a Wedding Officiant

Happy couple flanked by wedding officiants

If you are looking for a wedding officiant to serve at your wedding ceremony , ask yourself these ten important questions to assist you in your wedding planning search:

  1. Will you hold a religious or secular ceremony?
    If your ceremony is more spiritually centered, you might want to go with ordained clergy person of your same faith or denomination. If you have no religious or spiritual preferences, you can always contact officials such as justices of the peace, or others who are legally able to marry you in your state.
  2. Have you budgeted for a wedding officiant?
    Depending on whom you choose to perform the wedding ceremony, fees may apply. Just like with other wedding vendors, you should ask what the fees include and if you’re required to pay a deposit.
  3. Is experience an important factor in selecting a wedding officiant?
    Will it matter to you if your officiant has only performed a handful of services, or do you desire someone a bit more seasoned?
  4. What are your expectations of the wedding officiant?
    What will your require of your selected officiant? If using a clergy person, will you want them to wear traditional vestments? Are there certain scriptures you would prefer read during the wedding ceremony You should discuss any expectations you have of your officiant prior to the wedding rehearsal.
  5. Will you follow a traditional order of service according to your faith or create your own ceremony service?
    Some members of clergy strictly follow traditional orders of service specific to their faith. Perhaps you want to write your own vows or perhaps you want both your mother and father to escort you down the aisle. These are things you and your groom should discuss with your officiant to gauge his or her comfort level with your wedding wishes.
  6. Will your wedding venue play a role in an officiant's availability?
    If your wedding reception and ceremony will take place at the same location (one where alcohol will be served) ask your officiant if he is comfortable performing your wedding ceremony in an environment of that kind.
  7. Will you be required to attend premarital counseling?
    With some faiths, couples are required to participate in premarital counseling. This may be something you will have to consider if your heart is set on an officiant who follows this tradition.
  8. What happens if the officiant cancels at the last minute?
    Will your officiant have a selected backup or would you need to find an alternate yourselves? Ask the vendor about his or her cancellation/rescheduling policy to protect you in case of an unforeseen emergency.

  9. Will the officiant perform your ceremony if you are not married in his/her church?
    Is it mandatory that you’re married at their home church? If so, are there any exceptions to this rule?

  10. Will your wedding day affect the availability of certain officiants?
    Some couples may choose to have thei...

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MI Wedding Laws

See Also: A Charter May No Longer Be Required : It Was Called To Our Attention That The State Of Michigan May No Longer Require Individuals To File A Charter In Order To Perform Marriages. From The Website Of The Michigan State Government: To Perform Marriage Ceremonies A Person Should Be An Ordained Minister, Magistrate (A Civil Officer With Power To Administer And Enforce Law -- Justice Of The Peace), Mayor Of A Michigan City Or A Judge.An Ordained Minister Of The Gospel Recognized By A Church May Perform Marriages Whether Or Not The Church Has Filed A Charter With The State Of Michigan, Department Of Labor & Economic Growth, Corporation Division Or An Elected Government Official. To Determine If A Church Has Filed A Charter, Telephone: (517) 241-6470. Please Check With Your Local County Clerk To Determine What Steps You Will Need To Take In Order To Register As Officiant. If Your Clerk Does Require A Charter, You Will Find Instructions On How To Obtain This Below. If A Charter Is Required : In The Past, The State Required That A Charter Be Filed Before An Ordination Could Be Recognized, For The Purposes Of Officiating Weddings. "An Ordained Minister Of The Gospel Recognized By A Church That Has Filed A Charter With The State Of Michigan, Corporation And Land Development Bureau Or An Elected Government Official May Perform Marriages. To Determine If A Church Has Filed A Charter (517) 241-6470. Contact The Department Of Community Health, Vital Statistics At (517) 335-8677 For Marriage Statistics. When Forming A Religious Organization, There Is A Tax Guide Available From The Irs, Publication "Tax Guide For Churches And Other Religious Organizations; Publication 1828 Catalog Number 21096G; Address: Irs, Freedom Of Information Reading Room, P.O. Box 795, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, D.C. 20044; Telephone: (800) 829-3676. Many Churches Are Required To Have A "Church Copyright License." For Further Information About This License Call (800) 234-2446. Marriage Licenses Are Obtained At The County Clerk'S Office. This May Not Be Required If You Are Only Intending To Officiate Weddings. Act 327 Of 1931: Ecclesiastical Corporations : 450.178 Ecclesiastical Corporations; Incorporation; Purpose. Sec. 178. Ecclesiastical Corporations. Any Number Of Persons, Not Less Than 3, May Incorporate For The Purpose Of Establishing Any Church Organization For The Purpose Of Teaching And Spreading Their Religious Beliefs And Principles. Every Such Corporation Shall Be A Non-Profit Corporation And Subject To The Provisions Of This Act Relating To Non-Profit Corporations Generally Except As Specifically Otherwise Provided. The Term "Church? And/Or "Church Organization? Used In This Act Shall Be Construed To Include Any Church, Denominational Unit, Or Church Society As The Term Is Commonly Used And Understood But Shall Not Apply To Such Organizations As Sunday Schools, Epworth Leagues, Young People'S Unions, Bible Classes And Similar Societies Organized By And Affiliated With The Parent Churches. Whenever Any Number Of Churches Or Other Corporations Organized For Religious Purposes Desire To Unite In A Central Organization For The Accomplishment Of Any Common Purpose They May Incorporate Such Organization By Severally Adopting, At Meetings Specially Called For The Purpose, Resolutions Expressing Their Desire To Become Members Of Such Corporation; And By Filing Duly Attested Copies Of Such Resolutions Together With A Copy Of The Articles Of Such Corporation, As Provided For The Filing Of Articles In Section 5 Of This Act. The Corporations Formed Under This Section Are Hereinafter Called Ecclesiastical Corporations. Article Of Incorporation Form With Instructions : (Note: Adobe Acrobat Will Be Required.) The Form Is Fairly Basic, Requiring An Address For The Church (Can Be Your Address), Details About How Often Meetings Will Be Held ("Once Per Week, Or As Necessary"), Details On Your Church Structure (You Could Say "Under The Rules Of The Universal Life Church Monastery" Or Mention The Basis Of Your Beliefs), And Will Require Three Notarized Signatures. The Filing Fee, To The State, Is Currently Only $20.00. Chapter 83 - Chapter 83. Of Marriage And The Solemnization Thereof. (Excerpt) 551.7 Persons Authorized To Solemnize Marriage; Records; Returns; Disposition Of Fees Charged By Mayor Or County Clerk. Sec. 7. (1) Marriages May Be Solemnized By Any Of The Following: (H) A Minister Of The Gospel, Anywhere In The State, If The Minister Is Ordained Or Authorized To Solemnize Marriages According To The Usages Of The Denomination, And Is A Pastor Of A Church In This State, Or Continues To Preach The Gospel In This State. (I) A Minister Of The Gospel, Anywhere In The State, If The Minister Is Not A Resident Of This State But Is Authorized To Solemnize Marriages Under The Laws Of The State In Which The Minister Resides. Same Sex Wedding Law: To Perform A Marriage In Michigan You Need To Be Ordained And May Be Required To Provide Proof Of Ordination Such As An Ordination Credential , Wallet Credential , Or A Letter Of Good Standing From The Church. Ulc The Monastery'S Foreign Corporation State Filings Michigan

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