American Association Of Wedding Officiants 

The American Association of Wedding Officiants is an association of professional wedding ministers, celebrants, officials, and Justices of the Peace who have joined together to promote professionalism in the ever growing profession of performing weddings. The purpose is to share information and ideas to make each member better equipped to perform a wedding ceremony and to allow brides and grooms to select a wedding officiant with better knowledge and ability. Each member is certified to be legally registered to perform a wedding ceremony in their jurisdiction.


 Looking for a wedding officiant? Click this link for information on how to find and select a wedding officiant in your location.

Wedding Officiant Referral Page

Membership is free to registered wedding officiants and must be applied for at  the associations Group Link:  AAWO Group

Brides and Grooms may post a request for information of any member on the AAWO Group Message Board at this link: AAWO Messages

 Members of the association can also be contacted directly by going to their web pages listed on the membership list: Membership List

If you are a wedding officiant or wedding vendor you also may add your link at this free wedding links list: Wedding Links

For further information on the American Association of Wedding Officiants  contact the Moderator or Co-Moderator at the below links:


Dr. JK Schwehm  Moderator


Web Page:  New Orleans Weddings

Pastor Marie April Gismondi

Web Page:


Important Questions to Ask Your Wedding Officiant Before You Book The Wedding

  1. Are you registered to perform weddings in my location?

  2. How long have you  officiated weddings?

  3. About how many weddings you do per year?

  4. What training have you had?

  5. Will you go to my location to do a ceremony?

  6. What type of ceremonies will you perform?

  7. What are your rules as to photography ?

  8. Is  pre-marital counseling required?

  9. Do you have ceremony samples?

  10. What are the fees charged?

 If it is possible see if you can see the officiant in action at another wedding. Be sure to contact an officiant in time before booking a rental hall or location so you are sure you have a good officiant for your ceremony.

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