Last Updated: October 5th, 2023
5 Essential Facts to Know Before Officiating a Wedding in Georgia
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 Georgia.
Who Can Officiate Weddings in Georgia?
This is the relevant exerpt from the Georgia Code Annotated § 19-3-30.
" A marriage which is valid in other respects and supposed by the parties to be valid shall not be affected by want of authority in the minister, Governor or any former Governor of this state, judge, city recorder, magistrate, or other person to solemnize the same; nor shall such objection be heard from one party who has fraudulently induced the other to believe that the marriage was legal. "
Basically, this means that as long as you are ordained through any church, you can officiate weddings.
Are Online Ordinations Recognized in Georgia?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Georgia.
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Is Government Registration Required to Officiate a Wedding in Georgia?
The Georgia Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Georgia to officiate a wedding.
What Office Do I Register with Before Officiating a Wedding in Georgia?
The Georgia Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.
What is the Minimum Legal Age to Officiate a Wedding in Georgia?
All Wedding Officiants in Georgia must be at least 18 years old.
Preparing to Officiate a Wedding in Georgia
As there is no officiant registration required in Georgia, 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 Georgia Officiant Ceremony Preparation page.
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