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Weddings in unconventional places




Quick and easy weddings performed in jails, hospitals, and most anywhere else by an ordained minister

To schedule a wedding, call (661)303-8806 or e-mail "victor at morealive.com".

FAQ

Who uses your services?
Are the weddings you perform legal?
Must I be a member of your church?
What city are you in?
How much do you charge?
Do you do gay marriages?
Do you take credit cards?
How long does the service last?
Do you do weddings in odd places like in a hot air balloon, at the races, at a sporting event, in an airplane, or underwater?
Do you do skydive weddings?
Can you do languages other than English?
My fiancé is only 17; can you do the wedding with parental consent?
Do you do nude weddings?
Why would anyone want to be married in jail?
Why would anyone want to be married in a hospital?


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Q.    Who uses your services?

A.    There are basically two types of people who use my services.  The first type are those who cannot have a traditional wedding because of incarceration, hospitalization, or other problems that make attendance at a church difficult.  The second type are those who realize that an expensive wedding can cause financial problems that lead to an expensive divorce.  With the average wedding now costing over $25,000, some couples are taking the practical step of saving money by having a small wedding at a park, at the home of a friend, or at some other rent-free location.  (see www.costofwedding.com or  www.weddingtrade.com for sample wedding costs).



Q.    Are the weddings you perform legal?

A.    Absolutely.  So long as you get a valid marriage license from the county, I can perform the solemnization service and record the license.



Q.   Must I be a member of your church?

A.    No.  Paul taught that there is only one Church (I Cor. 1:12 & 10:17).  My small congregation is simply a branch of the one Church, and I have no desire to pull members from other branches of the church.



Q.   What city are you in?

A.    Bakersfield, but I go to most places in Kern County and can travel anywhere in California.



Q.    How much do you charge?

 A.    It depends on where the wedding is to be performed and how long you want the service to be.  Generally, weddings at low security level jails, such as Lerdo Male Minimum, start at $200.



Q.    Do you do gay marriages?

A.    No.  Sorry, I only do marriages that are legal in California.



Q.    Do you take credit cards?

A.    Yes.   Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.



Q.    How long does the service last?

A.    It depends on the vows you want.  You can write your own vows or use some of the standard vows.  I specialize in short ceremonies for people with special needs.  If you want a long, fancy ceremony, you probably want someone else.



Q.    Do you do weddings in odd places like in a hot air balloon, at the races, at a sporting event, in an airplane, or underwater?

A.    Yes



Q.    Do you do skydive weddings?

A.    No, but you can get married in the plane and then jump out together.  I don't jump.



Q.    Can you do languages other than English?

A.    I can do a short service in American Sign Language.  I have Spanish, Russian, and Polish interpreters readily available.  Other than that, you can bring your own interpreter.



Q.    My fiancé is only 17; can you do the wedding with parental consent?

A.    Yes, but only if you have obtained a valid license (which requires a court order in California).



Q.    Do you do nude weddings?

A.    You don't really want to see me naked. 



Q.    Why would anyone want to be married in jail?

A.    Most people don't want to be married while they are in jail because most people don't want to be in jail in the first place, but there are reasons to have a jail wedding.  Please, consider these examples:


Q.    Why would anyone want to be married in a hospital?

A.    Does anyone really want to be in a hospital in the first place?  Please, consider these examples of hospitalized people who want to be married: