How To Fill Out a Marriage License

As the wedding officiant, one of your main responsibilities is filling out the marriage license. This can get confusing if you are not familiar with this process. The pages below cover the most common questions people have when filling out a marriage license.


Officiant Title on Marriage License

You may be required to write your title when completing a marriage license. If you were ordained my American Marriage Ministries, you will write “Minister.” You might consider yourself more of a “guru” or a “shaman,” but for the purposes of this document, this is your title...

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Church Affiliation on Marriage License

If you were ordained my American Marriage Ministries, then you should write our organizations name if asked for your affiliation…

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Religious Denomination on Marriage License

If you were ordained my American Marriage Ministries, write "Non-Denominational,” unless the marriage was celebrated in accordance with a specific denominational rite, which you should specify...

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Ceremony Type on Marriage License

The license may ask whether the wedding was Civil or Religious. Unless otherwise specified, you should mark "Religious". That doesn’t mean that you had to hold a Christian or Muslim ceremony, it just has to do with your being a minister of AMM...

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Witness Requirements on Marriage License

If the wedding license requires witnesses, there are certain requirements concerning who can and can’t sign as a witness...

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