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How old do I have to be to officiate a wedding ceremony?

In most states, wedding officiants must be at least 18 years old in order to solemnize marriage and sign a marriage license, which is the government-issued document that makes the marriage a legally binding contract. An exception to this is in Minnesota, where wedding officiants must be at least 21 years old to officiate. 

 

In addition, in states that require minister/officiant registration before performing a ceremony, you must be at least 18 years old to register (21 years old in Minnesota). 

 

Learn more about completing the marriage license in Officiant Training

 

See states where Minister Registration is required.
 

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