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Brianna, on November 26, 2019 at 11:06 AM Posted in Planning 0 6
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Hey guys, does the officiant for my wedding have to be licensed in the state or just licensed in general? I have an uncle who can officiate however he does not live in the same state.


  • Sarah
    VIP September 2019
    Sarah ·
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    This depends on the state you live in so I would check with the clerk’s office for their requirements.
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  • Devin
    Super October 2019
    Devin ·
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    Might depend on state but Florida is by state.
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  • Jennifer
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    Jennifer ·
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    My uncle luckily lived in NY, where my wedding is going to be so if it’s by state I’m covered! Phew!
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  • Brandi
    Devoted November 2020
    Brandi ·
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    Check with the state. It’s a google search. I learned that in PA friends can’t just get licensed to officiate. They have to be an ordained minister. So, other states may have other laws.
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  • Ivy ORP
    VIP October 2019
    Ivy ORP ·
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    I'm pretty sure it's by state, but it's best to call your clerk's office to be sure. Some states are extremely strict about how can and can't perform weddings.

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  • L
    Devoted August 2019
    Leaves232 ·
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    Aside from the State, some cities even have their own special officiant rules, like NYC where I live.
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