Last Updated: October 5th, 2023
5 Essential Facts to Know Before Officiating a Wedding in Oklahoma
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 Oklahoma.
Who Can Officiate Weddings in Oklahoma?
This is the relevant exerpt from the Oklahoma Statutes § 43-7.
" A. All marriages must be contracted by a formal ceremony performed or solemnized in the presence of at least two adult, competent persons as witnesses, by a judge or retired judge of any court in this state, or an ordained or authorized preacher or minister of the Gospel, priest or other ecclesiastical dignitary of any denomination who has been duly ordained or authorized by the church to which he or she belongs to preach the Gospel, or a rabbi and who is at least eighteen (18) years of age. "
Basically, this means that as long as you are ordained through any church, you can officiate weddings.
Are Online Ordinations Recognized in Oklahoma?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Oklahoma.
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Is Government Registration Required to Officiate a Wedding in Oklahoma?
The Oklahoma Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Oklahoma to officiate a wedding.
What Office Do I Register with Before Officiating a Wedding in Oklahoma?
The Oklahoma Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.
What is the Minimum Legal Age to Officiate a Wedding in Oklahoma?
All Wedding Officiants in Oklahoma must be at least 18 years old.
Preparing to Officiate a Wedding in Oklahoma
As there is no officiant registration required in Oklahoma, 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 Oklahoma Officiant Ceremony Preparation page.
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