Provenance is the only platform that empowers you to design an individualized ceremony and to enhance its execution with services that benefit your whole wedding party. Our goal is not just to take out the guess-work and reduce anxiety, but to imbue this moment with the meaning you deserve.
Yes! Our Inspiration Library is free to all and offers a breadth of editorial content, ranging from demystifying crucial logistics (e.g., How to Check if Your Officiant Can Make Your Marriage Legal) to guiding you through the tough ethical and cultural questions that are top of mind for many couples today (e.g., Your How-To Guide to Buying an Ethical Engagement Ring).
Nope! Provenance is a tool for any couple that wants to personalize their wedding ceremony, whether that means making edits to a traditional religious script, combining disparate cultural traditions, honoring unique family structures, or building a personalized ceremony from scratch.
First things first — create an account in the top right corner of this page. Our onboarding will prompt you to provide contact info for all necessary parties (the officiant, the couple, any other planning participants), then send out tailored instructions to each on next steps. Sit back and let us do the work.
Picture throwing out the rule book — the ideas you’ve internalized, from media and history, about how a wedding has to look — and focusing instead on you. Your own vision, your own desires and modes of making meaning. To us, "modern" is shorthand for that process of sifting through one’s influences, history, and culture to salvage an entirely unique vision, then executing on it in the most seamless manner possible.
While every state has slightly different laws, there are non-profits and non-denominational churches which offer free ordination, valid across all fifty states. Through organizations like the Universal Life Church, any adult can become ordained, then able to legally perform weddings, along with baptisms and funerals.
In short, your officiant could be a friend, a family member, a mentor, anyone — as long as they go through the process. And we’ll show them how.