5 Steps To Officiating Weddings in California
The 5 pages below walk you step-by-step through everything you need to know to legally 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.
2. OFFICIANT REGISTRATION
Wedding Officiants in California are not required to register with any Government office.
Learn more about your right to Officiate a Wedding in California.
3. PREPARE FOR THE CEREMONY
Take advantage of our step-by-step guidance for everything you need to write a wedding ceremony script and practice to perfection.
4. OFFICIATE THE WEDDING
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.
5. RECORD YOUR WEDDING WITH AMM
Now that the wedding has been performed, make sure to take care of any follow-up duties that may be asked of you in California.
American Marriage Ministries is an IRS Certified 501c3 Non-Profit with the Mission to Ordain People to Perform Marriage. To learn more about American Marriage Ministries, check out our About Us page. Check out our blog to stay up-to-date with happenings at AMM and get the latest advice from seasoned wedding officiants.