Last Updated: October 5th, 2023
5 Essential Facts to Know Before Officiating a Wedding in Wyoming
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 Wyoming.
Who Can Officiate Weddings in Wyoming?
This is the relevant exerpt from the Wyoming Code § 20-1-106.
" (a) Every district or circuit court judge, district court commissioner, supreme court justice, magistrate and every licensed or ordained minister of the gospel, bishop, priest or rabbi, or other qualified person acting in accordance with the traditions or rites for the solemnization of marriage of any religion, denomination or religious society, may perform the ceremony of marriage in this state.
(b) In the solemnization of marriage no particular form is required, except that the parties shall solemnly declare in the presence of the person performing the ceremony and at least two (2) attending witnesses that they take each other as husband and wife. "
Basically, this means that as long as you are ordained through any church, you can officiate weddings.
Are Online Ordinations Recognized in Wyoming?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM are recognized in Wyoming.
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Is Government Registration Required to Officiate a Wedding in Wyoming?
The Wyoming Government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants. Officiant registration is not required in Wyoming to officiate a wedding.
What Office Do I Register with Before Officiating a Wedding in Wyoming?
The Wyoming Government does not have any office that licenses, registers, or certifies wedding officiants.
What is the Minimum Legal Age to Officiate a Wedding in Wyoming?
All Wedding Officiants in Wyoming must be at least 18 years old.
Preparing to Officiate a Wedding in Wyoming
As there is no officiant registration required in Wyoming, 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 Wyoming Officiant Ceremony Preparation page.
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