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California Marriage Minister Ordination (image) How do you get ordained to perform wedding ceremonies for your friends and family in California? Getting ordained is simple, legal, inexpensive and takes just a few minutes!

Ceremonial minister ordination for California includes authorization to legally perform all of life's celebrations, including marriage ceremonies (weddings), baby blessings (baptism), house blessings, re-commitment ceremonies (vow renewal), memorials (funerals), handfasting, and other rites and rituals.

Ordination as a Marriage Officiant and ceremonial minister complies with all state and local laws in California and is valid and accepted throughout the United States and everywhere around the world!

In California, you have two options for ordination, both of which are valid and legal for ceremonies anywhere in the state:

  • Single-ceremony authorization, which permits you to perform one marriage ceremony anywhere in California; or

  • Unlimited ordination, which permits you to perform an unlimited number of ceremonies in California and elsewhere throughout the United States without restriction during your active term.

For more information, please scroll down on this page.

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Get Legally Ordained In California

STEP 1:

Please enter the full, legal name of the person being ordained as it should appear on the documents.

OFFICIANT'S NAME:

Did you spell the name correctly? Are you 100% sure? (Just checking!)
Are you a doctor, or do you hold a professional title? If you prefer, you may enter your name as "Dr. Jean Smith" or "Robert Jones, Ph.D."

STEP 2:

Please select your preferred ordination package. All ordination levels permit you to perform marriage ceremonies anywhere in California.

American Wedding Minister Ordination (Image) Each ordination level complies with all federal, state and local laws and is accepted throughout California for resident and non-resident Marriage Officiants.

Select California Ordination Package:

5-Year Unlimited California Ordination Package $24.95

10-Year Unlimited California Ordination Package $39.95 (Best Value)

Includes personalized ordination certificate, letter of good standing, minister credential ID card, California marriage law guide and all required forms and documents.
Unlimited ordination permits you to perform an unlimited number of ceremonies in California and throughout the United States without restriction during your ordination term.

Single-Ceremony California Basic Ordination Package $10.95

Includes personalized ordination certificate, California marriage law guide and all forms and documents required to perform one marriage ceremony only anywhere in California.

To view document samples, please click here.

STEP 3 (OPTIONAL):

FAST DOCUMENT DELIVERY! In a rush? Order a PDF* copy of your key ordination documents for only $5.95. PDF copies are sent via Hightail generally within one business day. (You will also receive the complete set of printed personalized documents via your preferred shipping method.)

[OPTIONAL] INCLUDE PDF COPY VIA EMAIL:

YES! Please include a PDF copy of my key documents ($5.95)

– Viewing PDF copies requires additional software, such as Adobe Acrobat or Foxit PDF Reader (available at no charge).

FINAL STEP:


ALL INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL NOT BE SHARED WITH ANY OUTSIDE PARTY.