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April 6, 2016

Should 123notary have a search option for Wedding Officiants?

Filed under: Marketing Articles — Tags: , — admin @ 11:22 am

I keep talking to Notaries who are telling me that the Notary business is dead, but Weddings keep them busy. Notaries in South Carolina, Florida and Maine can become wedding officiants. But, those in other states somehow are involved in the business as well. Not all of us want to do process service, inspections, photos, or other typical Notary income supplementary tasks. But, few Notaries have considered doing Weddings. Do I think it’s a good idea? I do! I’m not sure what is involved. Some states require you to be in the clergy. I’m not sure what’s involved in that. Becoming a Reverend might be easier than becoming a Chassidic Rabbi. But, that is up to you to find out what the laws say. Many states might have more secular positions that allow for Weddings.

So, should 123notary have a search option for Wedding Officiants? At least in the states where it is commonly performed? Maybe we should. Many Notaries claim they get a lot of Wedding business from us. So, what do we have to lose? Eventually we will create this search function, but not until 123notary has sewed its wild cyber-oats.

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5 Comments »

  1. Absolutely! It should be offered to ANYONE in ANY state that can legally officiate.

    Comment by Peggy — April 17, 2016 @ 7:13 pm

  2. Yes please. I’m registered in Louisiana and have since found out MO will accept my Louisiana good standing without having to register there.

    Comment by Melanie — May 3, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

  3. Yes! I feel that adding this service listing to 123Notary would be a fantastic idea. It may be an idea whose time has come.
    In California, Notaries are allowed by law to perform weddings but only at the approval of the County Recorders. They charge a large fee and it is only valid for a short time to be approved.

    I became a Wedding Minister in 1976 and have performed over 400 so far. That was long before I became a CA Notary Public or CA Notary Law Instructor.

    Performing weddings does indeed make for a good secondary stream of income and is also a lot more fun and frequently with great food. Far more than performing notarizations or signings.

    Check out http://www.WeddingsbyRoberta.com

    I also coordinate “Wedding Ministers 4 You — 209-522-5205. We are six professional ministers serving the California Central Valley. We offer services in either English, Spanish or both. No problems with going to unique locations or personal vows.

    Our motto is: “Your Wedding ~ Your Way”

    Comment by Bobbi Scherrer — May 3, 2016 @ 8:47 pm

  4. Can a Virginia Notary conduct Weddings as an Officiant? If so how do they become legal. Can anyone advise

    Comment by Todd Sheeko — May 3, 2016 @ 10:35 pm

  5. yes it should be offered here. I would like to see more of this.

    Comment by Eva Covey — May 4, 2016 @ 3:15 pm

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