5 Essential Facts to Know Before Officiating a Wedding in Indiana
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 Indiana.
Who Can Officiate Weddings in Indiana?
This is the relevant exerpt from the Indiana Code § IC 31-11-6-1
" Marriages may be solemnized by any of the following:
(1) A member of the clergy of a religious organization (even if the cleric does not perform religious functions for an individual congregation), such as a minister of the gospel, a priest, a bishop, an archbishop, or a rabbi.
Basically, this means that as long as you are ordained through any church, you can officiate weddings.
Are Online Ordinations Recognized in Indiana?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Indiana.
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Is Government Registration Required to Officiate a Wedding in Indiana?
The Indiana Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Indiana to officiate a wedding.
What Office Do I Register with Before Officiating a Wedding in Indiana?
The Indiana Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.
What is the Minimum Legal Age to Officiate a Wedding in Indiana?
All Wedding Officiants in Indiana must be at least 18 years old.
Preparing to Officiate a Wedding in Indiana
As there is no officiant registration required in Indiana, 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 Indiana Officiant Ceremony Preparation page.
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