Wedding Officiants Long Island City NY

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ASH Ministries NYC Reg
(631) 736-1371
tri state
NY, NY
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Art Of The Ceremony
(212) 724-4880
2 West 86th Street
New York, NY
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Rev. Dr. Celeste Wiseblood
(917) 833-8885
44 E.32nd Street
New York, NY
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Ceremonies by Elizabeth
(347) 848-2359
34-31 81 Street
Jackson Heights, NY
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Center of Female Empowerment, Inc
(646) 209-9089
408 West 128th Street
New York, NY
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Ceremonies for Life
(212) 355-1729
Rev. Emily King, O.C.C.
New York, NY
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

NYCelebrant Rev. Emily King
(212) 355-1729
20 Beekman Place
New York City, NY
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

All Weddings Joyously Created
(917) 494-6273
219 Avenue B
New York, NY
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

Spirited Weddings with Deborah Roth
(212) 665-9660
270 Riverside Dr.
New York, NY
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

A Ceremony for You
(917) 318-8943
619 West 142 Street
New York, NY
Specialty
Officiants & Clergy

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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NY Wedding Laws

Definition: "The Term "Clergyman" And The Term "Minister" Include A Duly Authorized Pastor, Rector, Priest, Rabbi, And A Person Having Authority From, Or In Accordance With, The Rules And Regulations Of The Governing Ecclesiastical Body Of The Denomination Or Order, If Any, To Which The Church Belongs, Or Otherwise From The Church Or Synagogue To Preside Over And Direct The Spiritual Affairs Of The Church Or Synagogue." Excerpted From Article 3, Section 11, Of The Domestic Relations Code For The City Of New York: We Include Two Letters With Ordination Packages Shipped To New York That Meet The City Requirements. For More Information See The Following: The New City Clerk Site Marriage Officiant Registration Form (Pdf) Getting Married In New York State Who Can Perform A Marriage Ceremony? To Be Valid, A Marriage Ceremony Must Be Performed By Any Of The Individuals Specified In Section 11 Of The New York State Domestic Relations Law Which Includes: A Member Of The Clergy Or Minister Who Is Not Authorized By A Governing Church Body But Who Has Been Chosen By A Spiritual Group To Preside Over Their Spiritual Affairs Other Officiants As Specified By Section 11 Of The Domestic Relations Law Officiant Registration : Registration Is Conducted On Monday Thru Friday From 8:30 A.M. To 3:45 P.M. Section 11-B Of The Domestic Relations Law Requires That All Persons Authorized By Law To Perform Marriages Register With The City Clerk'S Office Before Performing Wedding Ceremonies Within New York City. Therefore, If You Intend To Perform A Marriage Ceremony Within New York City You Must Register. If Your Activities Are Outside Of New York City The Registration Requirement Does Not Apply To You. There Is A $15 Charge, Payable In Money Order Only, For Registration. A Clergyman Or Minister Of Any Religion, Or By The Senior Leader, Or Any Of The Other Leaders, Of The Society For Ethical Culture In The City Of New York, Having Its Principal Office In The Borough Of Manhattan, Or By The Leader Of The Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture, Having Its Principal Office In The Borough Of Brooklyn Of The City Of New York, Or Of The Westchester Ethical Society, Having Its Principal Office In Westchester County, Or Of The Ethical Culture Society Of Long Island, Having Its Principal Office In Nassau County, Or Of The Riverdale-Yonkers Ethical Society Having Its Principal Office In Bronx County, Or By The Leader Of Any Other Ethical Culture Society Affiliated With The American Ethical Union. The Term "Clergyman" Or "Minister" When Used In This Article, Shall Include Those Defined In Section Two Of The Religious Corporations Law. The Word "Magistrate, " When So Used, Includes Any Person Referred To In The Second Or Third Subdivision. Same Sex Wedding Law: Same-Sex Marriage Is Legal In New York State. If You Are Interested In Performing A Same-Sex Marriage In New York, Consider Purchasing Our New York Same-Sex Marriage Officiant Package. To Perform A Marriage In New York 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

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