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How To Become a Marriage Officiant in New York
The 5 pages below walk you step-by-step through the entire process to officiate weddings in New York.
1. GET ORDAINED
Become an Ordained Minister to perform marriage in New York. American Marriage Ministries' Free Online Ordination gives you the legal authority to officiate weddings in New York.
How To Get Ordained In New York
2. REGISTER AS A WEDDING OFFICIANT
All Wedding Officiants planning on officiating a wedding in New York City are required to register with the NYC Marriage Bureau. Outside of NYC, you may or may not be asked to submit proof of your ordination depending on which city or town you plan on officiating a wedding.
New York Marriage Officiant Government Registration
3. PREPARE FOR THE CEREMONY
If you will be officiating your first wedding, congratulations! We understand that this is a serious and multifaceted role you will be playing. Take advantage of our step-by-step guidance for everything you need to write a wedding ceremony script and practice to perfection.
New York Officiant Guide To Writing a Wedding Ceremony
4. PERFORM MARRIAGE
On the wedding day, your legal role as the officiant is to officiate the ceremony and complete the New York marriage license with the couple and any required witnesses. Learn how to fill out a New York marriage license and more.
How To Officiate a Wedding in New York
5. RECORD YOUR WEDDING WITH AMM
Now that you have joined the ranks of AMM ministers who have performed marriage, let us know! Record your wedding with the AMM Wedding Helper and share it on the AMM Wedding Wall.
After Officiating a Wedding in New York
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