Learn How To Officiate a Wedding Ceremony

Need to learn how to officiate a wedding ceremony? You are in the right place! The pages provide detailed information about everything you need to know, from the wedding ceremony format, to what you need to say, to how to handle the marriage license. By the time you are done reading through these pages, you’ll be ready to get out there and start performing weddings.


Learn About The Wedding Ceremony Format

This page covers the format for a standard wedding ceremony. Understanding the format of a wedding ceremony is the first step towards becoming a proficient officiant, and will allow you to create your own personalized one.

View a Sample Ceremony

Now that you have a better understanding of the wedding ceremony format and its deconstructed parts, let’s put it back together to see what it reads like in this simple ceremony.

Wedding Ceremony Scripts to Inspire

The sample ceremony that you just read is as basic as it gets. Now let’s see how other ministers have created that sense of awe and wonder, and how they captured the joy of the moment by reviewing their wedding ceremony scripts!

Get Prepared For The Wedding Ceremony

There’s more to being a wedding officiant than just officiating, even if that’s a very important part. In the lead up to the big day, there are a lot of things that need to get done to ensure that you are prepared. Make sure to review our Ceremony Best Practices page so that when the time comes, you knock it out of the park!

Completing the Marriage License

Completing the Marriage License is your one legal responsibility on the wedding day. Doing so requires that you sign your name and fill in a few fields, however as a first-time officiant, you may have questions. This page provides answers to any questions that might arise as when the time comes for you to complete the marriage license.