I now pronounce you…
My older son had proposed and she said “Yes!”
Then came their unexpected request. “We want you to officiate.”
My teacher credential needed to be upgraded.
I ordered Officiant material from Universal Life Church, studied so I wouldn’t embarrass anyone, and became an Ordained Minister.
After 40+ years in Education Ministry, I had preached, baptized, and more. But had never performed a wedding.
I use a few scripts as templates so the couple can select a style and wording for their ceremony.
Whenever possible I gather some personal history so the ceremony is specifically for each couple.