Become an AMM Minister

Perform Marriage for Friends and Family!

American Marriage Ministries is a non-denominational, interfaith Church, where you can become ordained to perform marriage. Our spiritual mission is to ensure that all people have the right to perform marriages. We ordain people of all religious beliefs and philosophies that agree to our three core tenets:

  1. All people, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, have the right to marry.
  2. It is the right of every couple to choose who will solemnize their marriage.
  3. All people have the right to solemnize marriage.
Apply for Ordination
Want to learn more?

If you have been asked to perform marriage for friends or family...

We are here to help!

SSince 2009, American Marriage Ministries has helped over 200,000 ministers get ordained online so that they can perform legal marriage.

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248,633 AMM Ministers

35,612 Registered Weddings*

Legend: # of Ministers Residing in State

* Registered Weddings account for only a fraction of AMM Ministers that perform marriage. Learn more about Registered Weddings with the AMM Wedding Helper ©.

You can perform marriage

by following these simple steps...


Get Ordained as an AMM Minister

All states recognize the right of ministers to officiate weddings. Becoming ordained as an AMM Minister, it's easy! Free ordination does not expire, and the application is quick. You do not need to have a religious background or previous ministerial experience.

When you get ordained you will have the authority to perform marriage, and in most states there is no additional government registration required of ministers before performing marriage.


Prepare for the Wedding

Most AMM Ministers are new to performing marriage, and we are here to guide you through the process.

The Minister Licensing and Wedding Training sections of our site provide all the information you need to perform a wedding ceremony. We also offer AMM Ministers a free tool to help prepare for performing marriage: the AMM Wedding Helper ©.


Perform Marriage!

After preparing, you will be ready to perform the marriage. Conduct the ceremony as you planned and complete the marriage license with the couple.

Either before or after you officiate, the couple will present you with their marriage license. Look over the license, confirm that it is accurate, and complete the marriage officiant's section. Once completed and returned to its issuing office, the marriage is official. That’s all there is to it!

Apply for Ordination

Free ordination does not expire.

No prior ministerial experience necessary.

People of all backgrounds welcome.