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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.

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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 1,166,230 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. Delaware
  3. Hawaii
  4. Louisiana
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Minnesota
  7. Nevada
  8. New Hampshire
  9. New York
  10. Ohio
  11. Puerto Rico
  12. Vermont
  13. Virginia
  14. Washington DC
  15. West Virginia

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