Delaware

Wedding Officiant and Ceremonial Minister Ordination

Performing A Marriage Ceremony In Delaware?

Click here to download a free copy of our Delaware Marriage Officiant Guide.

Delaware Wedding Minister Ordination Your complete ceremonial minister credentials package for Delaware includes all of the documents you'll need to legally perform all of life's celebrations, including weddings, baby blessings (baptism), house blessings, re-commitment ceremonies (vow renewal), funerals, handfasting and other ceremonies.
Ordination through First Nation as a ceremonial minister is valid and accepted throughout the state and everywhere in the world!

The laws of the State of Delaware require persons performing marriage ceremonies to file a copy of their credentials after performing their first ceremony* in the state. You must hold a current and valid minister's license to perform such rites; in addition, you must present your credentials to any state or local authority and/or the bridal couple upon their request.

In Delaware, ordination or investment by the Church gives each clergy member the authority to perform the marriage rite. You are not required to undergo any specific formal training to become ordained in Delaware. Please contact our support team for additional information on local regulations.

Not a resident of Delaware? Delaware does not restrict legally ordained non-resident ministers from serving in the state. Under the terms of your ordination, you will also be permitted to serve in your home state.

Registration Fee: The current registration fee is $28.95 for comprehensive (complete) ordination that is accepted in Delaware, as well as most other states and local jurisdictions (five-year licensing term). All state-required forms and documents are included.

Don't require complete Delaware State minister ordination? Basic-level (limited) ordination begins at only $10.95 and is accepted in Delaware for resident and non-resident ceremonial ministers intending to perform a single ceremony anywhere in the state.

* — If this is the first ceremony you are performing in Delaware, you must include a copy of your credentials when returning the completed marriage license to the issuing office. The bridal couple will receive instructions regarding this process.

** — Express and priority delivery is offered at an additional fee.

Get Legally Ordained In Delaware:

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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 Delaware.

Each ordination level complies with all state and local laws and is accepted throughout Delaware for resident and non-resident Marriage Officiants. Prices shown in US dollars (US$).

Select Delaware Ordination Package:

Single-Ceremony Delaware Basic Ordination Package $10.95

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

5-Year Unlimited Delaware Ordination Package $28.95

10-Year Unlimited Delaware Ordination Package $42.95 (Best Value)

Includes personalized ordination certificate, letter of good standing, minister credential ID card, Delaware marriage law guide and all required forms and documents. Complete ordination permits you to perform an unlimited number of ceremonies in Delaware and most U.S. and international locations without restriction during your ordination term.
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STEP 3 (OPTIONAL):

FAST DOCUMENT DELIVERY! In a rush? Order a PDF* copy of your key ordination documents for only $6.95. 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 ($6.95)

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

FINAL STEP:


SUBMIT ORDER:


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