5 Essential Facts to Know Before Officiating a Wedding in Alaska
The facts below cover all the important aspects of what requirements you need to meet to be able to legally officiate a wedding ceremony in Alaska.
Who Can Officiate Weddings in Alaska?
This is the relevant exerpt from the Alaska Code § 25.05.261.
" (a) Marriages may be solemnized
(1) by a minister, priest, or rabbi of any church or congregation in the state, or by a commissioned officer of the Salvation Army, or by the principal officer or elder of recognized churches or congregations that traditionally do not have regular ministers, priests, or rabbis, anywhere within the state; "
Basically, this means that as long as you are ordained through any church, you can officiate weddings.
Are Online Ordinations Recognized in Alaska?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Alaska.
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Is Government Registration Required to Officiate a Wedding in Alaska?
The Alaska Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Alaska to officiate a wedding.
What Office Do I Register with Before Officiating a Wedding in Alaska?
The Alaska Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.
What is the Minimum Legal Age to Officiate a Wedding in Alaska?
All Wedding Officiants in Alaska must be at least 18 years old.
Preparing to Officiate a Wedding in Alaska
As there is no officiant registration required in Alaska, once ordained your next step is to start preparing to officiate the wedding. If you have not officiated a wedding before, or it has been a while, check out our Alaska Officiant Ceremony Preparation page.
PREPARE FOR THE ALASKA WEDDING CEREMONY