Last Updated: October 5th, 2023
5 Essential Facts to Know Before Officiating a Wedding in Nebraska
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 Nebraska.
Who Can Officiate Weddings in Nebraska?
This is the relevant exerpt from the Nebraska Revised Statutes § 42-108.
" Every judge, retired judge, clerk magistrate, or retired clerk magistrate, and every preacher of the gospel authorized by the usages of the church to which he or she belongs to solemnize marriages, may perform the marriage ceremony in this state. Every such person performing the marriage ceremony shall make a return of his or her proceedings in the premises, showing the names and residences of at least two witnesses who were present at such marriage. "
Basically, this means that as long as you are ordained through any church, you can officiate weddings.
Are Online Ordinations Recognized in Nebraska?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Nebraska.
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Is Government Registration Required to Officiate a Wedding in Nebraska?
The Nebraska Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Nebraska to officiate a wedding.
What Office Do I Register with Before Officiating a Wedding in Nebraska?
The Nebraska Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.
What is the Minimum Legal Age to Officiate a Wedding in Nebraska?
All Wedding Officiants in Nebraska must be at least 18 years old.
Preparing to Officiate a Wedding in Nebraska
As there is no officiant registration required in Nebraska, 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 Nebraska Officiant Ceremony Preparation page.
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