Random Blog A Musing Farf

Friday, June 22, 2007


I am touched. Honored really. Wuzi and D asked me to officiate their wedding. I was nervous at first since I am not actually registered as a wedding officiate in NYC, but it turns out to be surprisingly easy. You just use the internet (hmmm, I knew there had to be more to this thing than blogging a porn!) and become an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church. That’s free and then for an additional $24.99 they send you all the paperwork you need to go to city hall and become an official officiate. So now, I am officially “The Reverend Farf.” I may have to atone for this on Yom Kippur.

Now that the registering process is underway, I am even more nervous. I love Wuzi and Dave. I love them individually and as a couple. And I want to help make their wedding perfect. They are writing their own vows and having a secular service, so I don’t have to worry about the whole “in sickness and in health” thing and nobody will force me to read a passage about Jesus, which might make me uncomfortable. But, I want to do something they will remember (in a good way – not a “can you believe she said that????” kind of way).

So, I put it to you. Has anyone out there ever officiated a wedding of your friends? I would love to know how you did it and what kinds of elements you incorporated.


Suzanne said...

Hey! That is awesome and you will definitely be great at it. Tell Wuzi I say congrats.

Peg said...

Wow, that is very cool, and a special honor...No doubt, your friends will never forget this wonderful gift you are giving them!

I've never officiated any weddings, but when my husband and I got married, he and I created/put together our entire ceremony, which was performed by a JP. The most memorable part of our wedding was actually when the JP began reading a non-secular prayer that started, "Our Father..." and our Catholic friends started reciting the Lord's Prayer--many laughs at that one! (Including us tittering up front, since we knew what was coming!)