5 Essential Facts to Know Before Officiating a Wedding in Kansas
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 Kansas.
Who Can Officiate Weddings in Kansas?
This is the relevant exerpt from the Kansas Statutes § 23-104a.
" (a) Marriage may be validly solemnized and contracted in this state, after a license has been issued for the marriage, in the following manner: By the mutual declarations of the two parties to be joined in marriage, made before an authorized officiating person and in the presence of at least two competent witnesses over 18 years of age, other than the officiating person, that they take each other as husband and wife.
(b) The following are authorized to be officiating persons:
(1) Any currently ordained clergyman or religious authority of any religious denomination or society; "
Basically, this means that as long as you are ordained through any church, you can officiate weddings.
Are Online Ordinations Recognized in Kansas?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Kansas.
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Is Government Registration Required to Officiate a Wedding in Kansas?
The Kansas Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Kansas to officiate a wedding.
What Office Do I Register with Before Officiating a Wedding in Kansas?
The Kansas Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.
What is the Minimum Legal Age to Officiate a Wedding in Kansas?
All Wedding Officiants in Kansas must be at least 18 years old.
Preparing to Officiate a Wedding in Kansas
As there is no officiant registration required in Kansas, 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 Kansas Officiant Ceremony Preparation page.
PREPARE FOR THE KANSAS WEDDING CEREMONY