Rev. Jimmy Smith
New Jersey Wedding Officiant

Faith based and non-religious wedding ceremonies.

Phone: 201-805-5118  Email: tobemy@gmail.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply for a Marriage License

http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/marriage_apply.shtml





How to Apply for a Civil Union License

http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/civilunion_apply.shtml







 Please feel free to email or call with ANY questions you may have.



There is no need to look any further for a Minister to perform your wedding ceremony.

 

 

  I will offer you the lowest price GUARANTEED and deliver a beautiful, customized and personalized ceremony that will fit your wedding day needs as well as your budget.

 

Please email tobemy@gmail.com or call 201-805-5118 to dicuss.

 

Thank you,

Rev. Jimmy

 

 

 
                                              I Cater to Couples Who:


    • May not belong to a church, synagogue or other religious organization, or whose family minister is not available for their wedding date, or is unwilling to travel to their wedding location
       
    • Want a customized personal wedding ceremony that fits their beliefs
       
    • Are of different faiths and want to blend the wedding customs of their faiths or prefer a neutral spiritual wedding ceremony
       
    • Want a civil/secular wedding ceremony with no reference to religion
       
    • Are divorced or belong to a church that does not accept their lifestyle
       
    • Want to include their children and/or their parents in their wedding ceremony
       
    • Have a non-traditional wedding location
       
    • Would like to incorporate their personal stories into their wedding ceremony
       
    • May want to have a variety of customs in their wedding ceremony such as the sand ceremony, blessing of the hands, glass breaking, cup of wine ceremony, Celtic handfasting ceremony, unity candle, unity circle, blessing of the rings, Native American readings and traditions, or many more options that are available. 





My goal is to create the perfect wedding ceremony for you!

 

   


All religions, backgrounds, traditions, & ideas are honored and respected.





Rev. Jimmy Smith

New Jersey Wedding Officiant

Faith based and non-religious wedding ceremonies.
Phone: 201-805-5118  Email: tobemy@gmail.com

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How to Change Your Name 

You should make sure to change your name on your Drivers License, Vehicle Registration, Car Title, Social Security Card, Insurance, Banks, Credit Cards, and Passport.

 

For proof of your marriage or civil union, you will need to obtain certified copies of the record from the municipality where your ceremony took place or from the NJ State Department of Health and Vital Statistics (609) 292-4087. You may also order certified copies online at www.vitalchek.com.

 

NAME CHANGE DUE TO MARRIAGE - WOMEN:

Name changes after marriage for women are done by simply using your new name consistently. In most instances, you may be required to show proof of marriage.

 

NAME CHANGES DUE TO MARRIAGE - MEN:

In NJ, men are allowed to change their name by showing their certified marriage certificate as proof for NJ agencies and NJ companies. It should be noted that federal agencies (social security, passport agencies, and federal agency employers) do not recognize name changes for men after marriage, and will not accept a certified copy of a marriage certificate as proof of a name change. We recommend you obtain a legal name change authorized through a court. For information on legal name changes, please see the following website: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10551.pdf

NAME CHANGES DUE TO CIVIL UNIONS (BOTH MEN AND WOMEN):

In NJ, civil union partners are allowed to change their name by showing their certified civil union certificate as proof for NJ agencies and NJ companies. It should be noted that federal agencies (social security, passport agencies, and federal agency employers) do not recognize civil unions, and will not accept a certified copy of a civil union certificate as proof of a name change. We recommend you obtain a legal name change authorized through a court. For information on legal name changes, please see the following website: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/prose/10551.pdf

NJ Drivers License, Registration, Title, & Other Motor Vehicle Documents:

Name changes on licenses, non-driver ID corrections and/or permits must be handled in person.

Changes must be made within two weeks of the change. Visit any local MVC Agency or Regional Service Center. You will need to provide your original proof of name change and

pay fee. For more information go to: http://www.state.nj.us/mvc or call 609.292.6500 or (toll-free in NJ) 888.486.3339

Passports:

Send a completed form DS-19, Passport Amendment/Validation Application, a certified copy of your marriage certificate or your name change court decree, and your current valid passport to the following address:

Charleston Passport Center, Attention: Amendments 1269 Holland Street, Charleston, SC 29405

 

Photocopies and notarized copies are not acceptable for passport purposes. There is no fee, unless you require expedited service. To download the form or for more information go to: http://travel.state.gov/name_change.html

Social Security Cards:

To change the name shown on your card, you need to complete Form SS-5 and submit evidence of your identity and proof of name change. This can be done in person or by mail and it is free. Your card will have your new name but the same number as your old card. For additional information, locations, and to download the form, call 1-800-772-1213 go to their website at http://www.socialsecurity.gov