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I became an Ordained Minister online a couple of years ago

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I became an Ordained Minister online a couple of years ago as a goof to renew friends vows on a cruise ship. I have a certificate in good standing with Open Ministries. Am I legal to perform an actual real wedding in the state of Florida?
Submitted: 1 year ago via USmarriagelaws.
Category: Wedding
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

Open Ministry reports that most counties within the State of Florida will allow you to conduct a wedding. I would first though check with the county in question to be sure that the wedding is in good standing with their laws.

http://www.open-ministry.org/state-marriage-laws.php?state=FL

A "Letter of Good Standing" is something you might wish to have on file if not already as this is something the court will want to see in order for you to perform any wedding:

http://www.open-ministry.org/Letter-of-Goodstanding-p-29.html

Same would be with having a copy of the Ordination Credentials:

http://www.open-ministry.org/Ordination-Credential-p-28.html