For those who don’t know, about a year ago I went through the incredibly easy process of becoming an ordained minister through Universal Life Church, and followed it up by registering with the State of Oklahoma so that I can actually perform weddings (and baptisms and funeral services). So far, though, I haven’t conducted a marriage ceremony. But I have this idea …
What if I was to dress in some kind of costume — I’m thinking a medieval friar’s robe, but in green instead of brown — and performed marriage ceremonies at the speculative fiction conventions I attend? I’ve roughed out a ceremony with Celtic-inspired vows that would offer something different than the traditional Christian church or justice-of-the-peace ceremony, with the other worldly flavor people want at cons.
Of course, I’m limited to Oklahoma. I wonder what I have to do to perform marriages in other states. Hmm.
I just don’t know if there would be a market for wedding ceremonies at a convention. Any thoughts on the matter?