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What does it take

to be able to have my dad marry us? Is it just an online application? I would like fo rhim to act as the "preacher" Is it a fed or a state thing? I'm in Illinois.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:12 AM on Jun. 16, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • I really have no idea but you can probably ask any priest/preacher. They'll probably be able to tell you. Good luck!
    renea20

    Answer by renea20 at 11:48 AM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • There are a TON of places that you can get ordained online (and it's legal) here is one site
    http://www.open-ministry.org/create_account.php
    They will ordain you for free and then you would need to order some credentials just so that you can prove it's legit.
    http://www.open-ministry.org/state-marriage-laws.php?state=IL is the link for Illinois specific info. It does mention you would need to get the credentials to register as an ordained minister. (the cheap certificate is 4.99 and the letter of good standing is 14.99)
    Pumelo

    Answer by Pumelo at 1:58 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

  • You can check with your County Clerk at the courthouse to make sure the marriage is binding if done by your father as they are the ones who issue marriage licenses. I would think you could google onlien ordination and find lots of resources.
    MaryMW

    Answer by MaryMW at 3:11 PM on Jun. 16, 2010

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