I was watching a video on wedding planning and it mentioned having a family member or close friend become ordained and marry you. I have not figured out how I feel or what I think about this. I don't have any problems with what other people define as their family, or their marriage. I believe it is spiritual and a total commitment, whether the eprson who marries you is a Justice of the Peace or a Priest or a Minister. As long as the couple is committed to each other and their family, I don't really care if they even get married. For us it was with a minister in front of just our closest friends and family. But I think becoming a minister should also be taken very seriously. To just fill out a form online and print a confirmation email out to prove you are "ordained" somehow does not show much commitment. If the person takes it seriously then that is enough, I guess. But people TRUST ministers. They tell them their deepest secrets, and take their guidance to heart when shaping their lives. Somehow it well, almost cheapens, or devalues the ministry if the ordination comes without any training or guidance. What do you think or feel about it? This is NOT meant to be a religious discussion. I am wondering strictly about how the instant minister could possible affect the way the bride and groom think about the commitment.