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As a wedding professional, you need to be able to officiate a wedding a ceremony.
Every bride plans for a perfect wedding. Yet the beautiful dress, festive colors and special music is all meaningless without a qualified officiant to witness their vows and pronounce the couple “Husband and wife.” In the US, Canada (and most other developed countries) a marriage is not legal unless acknowledged by an agent or representative of the legal structure. Simple, or lavish, the ceremony must be performed by someone authorized to do so by the governing body of that land. As one who knows all there is to know about proper wedding protocol, it only makes sense that you should also be able to officiate, or provide an officiant, for the ceremony.
The CWCA provides you with the tools, training and license you need to add “CWCA Member Wedding Chaplain” to your business card.
Wedding officiants offer various levels of service, from simple five minute ceremonies to elaborate unions with lengthy readings and all kinds of traditional rituals. As an officiant, you can charge anywhere from $200 to well over $1,000 depending on your time spent and the geographical region.
As an up-sell, add-on, or stand alone service, serving as a CWCA ordained wedding chaplain can be a great way to supplement your income, save for retirement, or even grow into a full time business.
The CWCA is a 501c3 religious organization registered in the State of Virginia. In order to officiate a wedding, you are required to provide proof of ordination from an approved ministry that is verifiable and traceable. For an ordination to be unquestionable, the organization that issues it must be more than just a website. CWCA offers a legal, credible and verifiable way for you to add “Wedding Officiant” to your list of services. As a non-denominational ministry, your paid membership in CWCA shows your clients that your ordination is backed by an officially recognized religious organization.
What’s it cost? To help support the organization and it’s outreach ministries, there is a requested annual contribution of $129.00.