AMM Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I Legally Officiate Weddings as an AMM Minister?

Yes. American Marriage Ministries exists specifically to serve this purpose. Our mission is to ensure that all people can exercise their right to officiate weddings if they are called upon to do so. We have ordained over 705,006 ministers all across the country who combined have performed just as many weddings.

If you are in the research stage of figuring out what you need to do to become a wedding officiant, we have plenty of information to provide. For starters you can learn more about us on our About AMM Page. The short version is that we are an IRS Certified 501c3 Non-Profit Church. We take what we do seriously because we understand how important it is for our ministers to be 100% sure that the weddings they officiate are legal.

We also encourage you to check out the State Minister Registration section of our website. It contains valuable information on what the minister registration laws are in each state. You may be surprised to learn that in most states you do not need to register with any government office prior to performing marriage. Below we list the few states that do require minister registration.

Finally, we also urge you to check out the Wedding Training section of our website. Here we provide information on how a wedding ceremony is structured, how to write a wedding ceremony, rehearse, and officiate the wedding. We also provide information on how to complete the officiant portion of the marriage license. If you have never officiated a wedding before, the information provided on these pages will provide a solid foundation for your first wedding.

States That Require Officiant Registration

  1. Arkansas
  2. District of Columbia
  3. Hawaii
  4. Louisiana
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Minnesota
  7. Nevada
  8. New Hampshire
  9. New York
  10. Ohio
  11. Oklahoma
  12. Puerto Rico
  13. Vermont
  14. Virginia
  15. West Virginia





AMERICAN MARRIAGE MINISTRIES

▸ What are American Marriage Ministries Beliefs? ▸ Is American Marriage Ministries a Legal Church?

AMM ORDINATIONS

▸ How Long Does it Take to Get Ordained Online? ▸ Can I Provide Premarital Counseling or Education? ▸ Can I Perform Other Ceremonies Such as Baptisms and Funerals? ▸ I saw this website saying you may not be legal. What is that about? ▸ Are Your Online Ordinations Legal? ▸ Will Getting Ordained as a Minister Affect My Taxes? ▸ How Much Does Your Online Ordination Cost? ▸ Are Your Online Ordinations Valid In My State? ▸ Does Your Ordination Expire? ▸ Is American Marriage Ministries Legally Valid in Tennessee? ▸ How Do I Become Ordained Online? ▸ What is My Title Once I Get Ordained Online? ▸ What Does it Take to Become an Ordained Minister? ▸ How Do I Get Ordained Online? ▸ Does an online church need to be a 501(c)3 recognized organization for the ordination to be valid?

MARRIAGE LICENSE

▸ Which address should I write on the marriage license? ▸ What do I do with the marriage license after the Wedding? ▸ Does the Officiant Have to Return the Marriage License?

MY MINISTER ACCOUNT

▸ What is My Minister ID, and Where Can I Find It? ▸ How Do I Manage My Privacy Settings? ▸ Can I Print My Ordination Certificate From The Website? ▸ How do I deactivate my account?

OFFICIATING WEDDING CEREMONIES

▸ Can I Perform Same-Sex Marriage? ▸ How Do I Know The Wedding I Officiate Will Be Legal? ▸ Do I need to register with the government before performing a marriage? ▸ What Do I Say When Officiating the Wedding?

▸ Can I Legally Officiate Weddings as an AMM Minister?

▸ Is There a Legally Prescribed Place to Officiate a Wedding? ▸ Can I Officiate Weddings in Other States? ▸ Can I Officiate Weddings in Another Country? ▸ Does a wedding ceremony have legal wording requirements? ▸ I am not a U.S. citizen. Can I officiate weddings in the U.S.? ▸ What is a Marriage Officiant? ▸ Can I perform weddings in North Carolina as an American Marriage Ministries Minister? ▸ What Does an Officiant Say at a Wedding? ▸ Can I officiate remote weddings over the internet without being present at the ceremony?

PRODUCTS & ORDERS

▸ How Will I Know My Order Was Placed? ▸ I Need My Ordination Certificate! ▸ Can I Bill and Ship to Separate Addresses? ▸ Can Someone Else Pay for My Order? ▸ Is My Payment Secure? ▸ What Payment Methods Do you Accept? ▸ Why Is My Order Not Going Through? ▸ What Is Your Return Policy? ▸ Can I Place an Order by mail or Over the Phone? ▸ Will I Be Charged Sales Tax? ▸ Which State Should I Select When Ordering My Minister Ordination Package? ▸ What is the Expiration Date on my Letter of Good Standing for? ▸ What Kind of Shipping Options Do You Offer?
GET ORDAINED
WITH AMM

Become a Wedding Officiant with Our Free Online Ordination!