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Officiate weddings for your friends, family, and community as a minister of American Marriage Ministries. Everyone has the right to perform marriage, and to have their wedding performed by someone who shares their values and worldview. Our free ordination grants you full legal authority to conduct marriage ceremonies all across the US!

WHAT WE BELIEVE

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.

HOW IT WORKSTHREE STEPS TO OFFICIATING A WEDDING


1. Get Ordained Online with AMM

American Marriage Ministries is a Certified IRS 501c3 Church with the mission to empower you to officiate weddings.

Our free online ordination is fast, simple, and chosen by over 745,534 people across the USA intending to officiate weddings for their community.

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2. Learn How To Officiate a Wedding

Officiating a Wedding is a big deal and we have your back. Beyond ordination, we offer the most thorough officiant training available online.

Whether you need to know about government officiant registration, writing a ceremony script, or the marriage license, we have got you covered!

WEDDINGS BY STATE

3. Officiate a Wedding!

You will discover that officiating a wedding, especially for a friend or family member, is an incredibly rewarding and memorable experience.

Learn more about our Wedding Helper Tools and how you can record your weddings with AMM and share them with the Nationwide AMM Community!

AMM WEDDING WALL

THE AMM WEDDING HELPER


Planning a wedding ceremony is complicated. Get organized. Registering your wedding only takes a few seconds and lets you:


  • Create and share customized wedding scripts.
  • Get ready to officiate with quizzes and training tools.
  • Keep a record of weddings you have officiated and share your experiences and pictures with other ministers.
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Become a Wedding Officiant with Our Free Online Ordination!

SHARE YOUR WEDDINGSON AMM'S WEDDING WALL


AMM's Wedding Wall is the best place on the internet to share your wedding ceremonies. Get inspired! Browse pictures, read ceremonies, and find out how our ministers created memorable moments.


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NOT JUST A WALK IN THE PARK.

Officiated by Mandy Renee Palmer on October 15, 2018 in Georgia

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LEAH AND CHRIS' WEDDING

Officiated by Sheri T Millikin on June 22, 2019 in Virginia

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UNDER THE STARS

Officiated by William Henry Wilkinson on October 17, 2020 in New York

GET INVOLVED


Our ministers' roles in their communities extend beyond officiating weddings. We are also community leaders, educators, and advocates for social justice. There are plenty of ways to support our efforts, from fighting for our ministers' rights in Tennessee and Virginia, to supporting other organizations that are committed to leaving this world a better place than we found it.

American Marriage Ministries is one of thousands of Non-Profit Charities working in our communities. While we strive for religious and personal freedom, other organizations are working just as hard in other areas of society. We're all in this together.

Check out our Charitable Activities Page to learn more about AMM's contributions to other 501c3 Organizations, and learn what you can do to make the world a better place.

YOU HAVE QUESTIONSWE HAVE ANSWERS

Is this Legal?

Yes! As a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-denominational church, our ability to ordain ministers is completely legal and once ordained, you have the legal right to officiate marriage ceremonies. This right is protected by the 1st amendment's religious freedom clause.

Do I have to be “Religious”? What if I am an Atheist, etc.?

Becoming a minister with the AMM does not require you to hold any particular spiritual belief. We only ask that you agree to our organization's three tenets, which are listed on our ordination application.

Is this really free? What's the catch?

There's no catch! This is a completely free service that we are happy to provide to our ministers. That said, please note that in some states there may be additional registration requirements beyond simply becoming a minister. In those states, you may need to order registration materials from our store.

GET ORDAINED
WITH AMM

Become a Wedding Officiant with Our Free Online Ordination!

ORDER YOUR OFFICIALMINISTRY CREDENTIALS


Government Registration Guarantee

Get hardcopies of documents and credentials that prove your standing as an Ordained Minister. In addition to wedding training materials and important forms, all our packages include your Official Ordination Certificate, Letter of Good Standing, and Minister's Manual. Premium packages include our AMM Wedding Stole, our definitive book on performing marriage, "Asked to Officiate", and much more.

We're a non-profit, and rely on your support. The proceeds from your order fund our Charitable Activities and help pay for Advocacy efforts on behalf of our ministers in states like Tennessee and Virginia where the fight for marriage equality is ongoing.


MINISTER ORDINATION PACKAGE

Our most popular package. Your Minister Ordination Package contains your Ordination Certificate, Letter of Good Standing, Minister's Manual, and more!

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SIGNATURE WEDDING OFFICIANT PACKAGE

Our premium officiant package. Contains everything in the minister ordination package as well as our officiant training book, "Asked to Officiate", and your AMM Wedding Stole.

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WILL YOU MARRY US GIFT PACKAGE

Attention Couples! Order the "Will You Marry Us" package as a gift for your wedding officiant. This package has everything your officiant will need to officiate your wedding with confidence.

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WE ARE AMM


"We believe that everyone has the right to marry and that it is the right of the couple to choose who solemnizes their marriage. Our mission is to guarantee you this right."

American Marriage Ministries is a 501c3 non-profit constitutional church that advocates on behalf of ministers and couples' rights. We were incorporated on July 4th of 2009 with the mission of securing the rights of all people to celebrate marriages that reflect their values and beliefs. Since then, we have ordained over 745,534 ministers across the US who have advanced the AMM's mission by empowering couples to celebrate their wedding their way!

GET ORDAINED
WITH AMM

Become a Wedding Officiant with Our Free Online Ordination!