Become an AMM Minister. It's Free!

Perform Marriage for Friends and Family!

Apply for Ordination People of all backgrounds welcome.

American Marriage Ministries is a non-denominational, interfaith Church, where you can become ordained to perform marriage. We are a Federally Recognized 501(c)3 Public Charitable Organization as described by the IRS. 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.

If you have been asked to officiate the wedding for a friend or family member, we are here to help.

Since 2009, American Marriage Ministries has ordained over 250,000 ministers, helping them to perform legal marriage.

United States

347,247 AMM Ministers

49,867 Registered Weddings*

Ministers 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...


Become an AMM Minister

All states recognize the right of ministers to officiate weddings. Becoming ordained as an AMM Minister is 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

No prior ministerial experience necessary.

Ordination is free and does not expire.

People of all backgrounds welcome.