Zion Wedding Ministry

Reverend Rick Gunderman

Wedding planning resources: marriage license information, vows, readings,
customs & traditions, ceremony & reception locations, etc.


I am honored to perform weddings, marriage ceremonies and vow renewals indoors or outdoors at the place of your choosing throughout Georgia. Ceremonies may take place in locations such as hotels, golf courses, country clubs, forest preserves, parks, restaurants, boats, beaches, private homes, and naturally in churches and chapels! I can provide "traditional", "non-denominational", "inter-faith", short notice "civil" ceremonies or assist in the planning and provide a very special, customized and personal ceremony.

I would be glad to meet with you and your fiance to begin planning your wedding! The vast majority of couples prefer a ceremony approximately 30 minutes in length.  However, the planning process generally takes an hour or two to plan a ceremony you will fondly remember for eternity. If perhaps your schedule is too busy or you live a substantial distance we can certainly discuss your possibilities on the telephone but clearly a meeting is ideal.

You can have a ceremony like no other you have ever seen, anywhere you like.  More and more weddings are far from typical, what is important is for you to have just what you want.  Based on our discussion of your dreams, your wedding ceremony will be uniquely yours by being completely personalized and customized.  Should you wish to share things about how you met and fell in love or what you think is so special about the other we can incorporate this into the ceremony as you wish.  Whatever you should desire, well in advance of the ceremony I will submit to you a written script for you to review, annotate and approve.

Below you will find a number of links that will be helpful in your effort of planning your wedding.  Needless to say, I would like to be the minister ("wedding officiant") that you choose to help you get married! I myself have been happily married now for over 37 years.  I have four wonderful children and nine beautiful grandchildren.  I know how special marriage is and look forward to making your wedding the event of a lifetime, whether the ceremony will take place in a hotel ballroom with 500 guests or a quiet backyard with only a few close friends and family.

Please Note: As an ordained minister I only perform legal wedding ceremonies between a man and a woman. I do not perform same sex "commitment" ceremonies, "arranged" marriages (i.e. forced against a person's will), animal "weddings", or any other ceremony that is not recognized as legal in the states of Georgia, Florida and Alabama. I can perform such things as marriage vow renewals, baby blessings, baptisms, pre-marital counseling, the blessing of homes, provide general pastoral care and serve as pastor at funerals as these services are generally accepted ministerial practices, and have no legal ramifications.  If you are interested in a service other than a wedding, please call or email.


Ceremony and Fee Information   Ceremony and Vow Examples   Typical Ceremony Outline


Marriage License Information   Wedding Planning Checklist   Frequently Asked Questions


Bio Information   Testimonials   Wedding Venues


Additional Links Typical Ceremony Additions

For additional information, please contact me at: rick@zionweddingministry.com (478) 321-8089