Saturday, February 5, 2011

What do I wear? I’m now officially ordained to perform a 1950s Zombie Wedding in Las Vegas?

Ordination ReceiptMy niece asked me to marry her and her partner in Las Vegas this October. So I went online and got ordained by the Universal Life Church in order to comply with her request.

I received this:

“Congratulations! You are now legally ordained for life, though you may relinquish your credentials at any time. AS OF Saturday the 5th of February 2011 YOU HAVE BECOME A MEMBER OF THE PRESTIGIOUS CLERGY. You have earned a title worthy of admiration and respect.

Let it be known on this date that in accordance with the laws of the Universal Life Church Monastery, as ordaining officer, I, Brother Martin, do ordain you into our ministry. From this day forward, you are entitled to all of the rights of an ordained minister. You have the authority to perform marriages, baptisms, and all other ceremonies of the church. You are an independent minister of this church. This is a position that carries with it a burden of responsibility; please respect others and comply with the laws of the land.”

As a member of the Universal Life Church you are granted the ability to:

So…it’s going to be a 1950s Zombie Wedding in OCTOBER and I’m trying to figure out what to wear! Any ideas?


online ordination said...

A couple of things you should be aware of on this. One, to officiate a wedding in Las Vegas, you have to obtain some special paperwork to file with the clerk of Clark County prior to the wedding.

You should also be aware that the "Monastery" is not affiliated with the real Universal Life Church, which remains where it was founded in Modesto, California since 1959. The Monastery operates out of a UPS Store in Seattle. They will charge you for paperwork for Las Vegas, and I'm not even sure if it will be accepted. The real ULC has never charged for these documents. You can obtain them by contacting the church headquarters office at 209-527-8111. Before they can issue you the papers though, you'll have to become ordained again, this time by the real ULC, which is also free.

If you are are looking for a traditional clergy shirt, you can find one online at for about $35.

Good luck and have fun!

Anonymous said...

Dave, you have to take pictures!

ImBlogCrazy said...

My wife has gleefully volunteered to take plenty of pictures!

She has to dress up too, so I'll make sure to get her photo!

We're looking forward to it.

Carl Hand-up said...

It quite obvious Dave is low on his medication, again.

Anonymous said...

Your Ministerness,
Do you listen to confessions?


Rebecca Pettigrew said...

Actually, The "Real" ULC, in Modesto, does charge for credentials. I just paid for them.

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