GET ORDAINED WITH AMM
Completing your American Marriage Ministries Ohio ordination is your first step towards performing wedding ceremonies in Ohio. American Marriage Ministries is legal in Ohio, an IRS recognized 501c(3) non-profit organization, and the easiest way to perform weddings that reflect your values and beliefs. Our ordination is free, easy, and never expires! Get Ordained Now!
REGISTER WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE
You are required to register with the Secretary of State before performing marriage. Registration is easy and the Secretary's office takes no more than 2-3 to process your application.
The Secretary's Licensing Procedures requires that you submit:
We recommend that you order your Minister Ordination Package, which includes all required paperwork, along with wedding training materials.
You can also complete and print the Ohio Secretary of State's application yourself. For the field "Religious Society or Congregation" we recommend that you put "American Marriage Ministries". The rest of the application should be self-explanatory.
Once you have your paperwork in order, you need to mail it to:
Ohio Secretary of State
180 E Broad St Suite 103
Columbus, Ohio 43215
To verify your registration with the Ohio Secretary of State, you can use their Minister Search. For further inquiries, you can contact the Ohio Secretary of State at:
Phone: (614) 728-9200
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
PREPARE FOR THE WEDDING CEREMONY
The Wedding Training section of our site provides you with all the information and training required to officiate your first wedding. Additionally, AMM Ministers that register their weddings gain access to exclusive personalized ceremony scripts and other tools that help them prepare for, and perform marriages.
We strongly recommend that you read through our ceremony training section and register your wedding prior to the ceremony.
HANDLING THE MARRIAGE LICENSE
After the ceremony you must fulfill your one legal obligation... completing the marriage license with the newlyweds. This simply involves signing the license along with the couple and any required witnesses.
Prior to the ceremony, it is the couple’s responsibility to acquire their marriage license from their local government registrar, usually located at the county courthouse. Your job as officiant is to simply sign and complete your section of the license. Once the marriage license is completed and returned to the office where it was issued, the marriage is recorded and made legal.