I’ve only performed a few weddings in my ministerial career. Each one has been so much fun, though, because I always do custom ceremonies.
Today I did one which was really no ceremony at all. My mother married a fellow named Douglas, and it was simply an affirmation in the presence of witnesses that they had sworn a covenant before the Lord. The marriage certificate took longer. That was what they wanted.
It’s not so radically different from the very credentials upon which I performed the ceremony. You see, God is the only real Guarantor of such things in the first place. There may be some ancient social aspects, but we are so very far removed from that it almost makes no difference how you play that out. The only other element is satisfying the demands of civil government. My ordination is from an organization one step above an ordination mill. They understand it’s really nothing more than getting some kind of government approval for something which really isn’t any of the government’s business.
BTW, for folks who wish, I can write any custom ceremony for anyone. Just ask; I never charge for serving God.