So we are getting married at an outdoor venue. We want a Christian ceremony. My problem is this.
I'm 42 (will be 43 when I say I do) and this is my first marriage. When I was growing up my best friend's father was the pastor at our church and my childhood dreams are all mixed up with having someone that I know very well perform my wedding ceremony (he is no longer an option as I haven't seen the man in 25 years so I can't really say he "knows" me anymore). At this time we don't attend a church and don't have any friends who are in the clergy or JPs. I thought about having a friend get ordained on-line to perform the ceremony but my fiance said he thought he would feel weird having one of our friends marry us... would be distracting to him during the service.
So thoughts? How does one find a clergy member to marry them with no background. Can you really do it online? What's the interview process like? How do you get a feel for the person in one meeting? Ugh! Feeling overwhelmed!