Become a Wedding Officiant in California

Officiating a Wedding in California? Step-by-Step Instructions on How To Marry People in California as an Online Ordained Minister of American Marriage Ministries.

  1. Get Ordained In California
  2. California Officiant Government Registration Requirements
  3. Officiant Preparation for a Wedding in California
  4. Officiate a Wedding in California
  5. After Officiating a Wedding in California

The information presented on the these pages are sourced from the California Marriage Laws.

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How To Become a Marriage Officiant in California

The 5 pages below walk you step-by-step through the entire process to officiate weddings in California.

1. GET ORDAINED

Become an Ordained Minister to perform marriage in California. American Marriage Ministries' Free Online Ordination gives you the legal authority to officiate weddings in California.

How To Get Ordained In California

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2. LEARN ABOUT OFFICIANT REGISTRATION

Wedding Officiants in California are not required to register with any Government office. Click the button below to learn more about your right to Officiate a Wedding in California.

California Marriage Officiant Government Registration

Take Our Quiz

Test your understanding of California Marriage Laws.

3. PREPARE FOR THE CEREMONY

If you will be officiating your first wedding, congratulations! We understand that this is a serious and multifaceted role you will be playing. Take advantage of our step-by-step guidance for everything you need to write a wedding ceremony script and practice to perfection.

California Officiant Guide To Writing a Wedding Ceremony

Minister Ordination Package

Everything you need to officiate your first wedding.

4. PERFORM MARRIAGE

On the wedding day, your legal role as the officiant is to officiate the ceremony and complete the California marriage license with the couple and any required witnesses. Learn how to fill out a California marriage license and more.

How To Officiate a Wedding in California

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5. RECORD YOUR WEDDING WITH AMM

Now that you have joined the ranks of AMM ministers who have performed marriage, let us know! Record your wedding with the AMM Wedding Helper and share it on the AMM Wedding Wall.

After Officiating a Wedding in California
GET ORDAINED
WITH AMM

Officiate a Wedding in California as an AMM Officiant!