Licensed Officiant

Legalities In order to make your union a legal one, there are certain procedures tand legal requirements that you will need follow.

AnnaMarie Ronning is an ordained minister, formally licensed to officiate legal marriages in Minnesota and throughout the United States.

AnnaMarie’s credentials are on file with the office of the Hennepin County Clerk, Vital Records. Procedures and legal requirements vary from region to region.  Consult with the local county courthouse, city hall or county service center can help you learn what documents to bring with you before you apply for a Minnesota marriage license. I recommend getting this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your wedding date.  It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans. paddle wedding

PLEASE NOTE: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

Residency Requirement You do not have to be a resident of Minnesota.

ID Requirement You must provide proper identification along with Social Security numbers.

Previous Marriages If you were previously married, you must show proof of divorce, death, or annulment from your most recent marriage.

Waiting Period Minnesota has a waiting period of five (5) working days. This waiting period can be waived a district judge if the circumstances are considered to be “extraordinary.”

Fees $110 for those who don’t provide written proof of premarital education. $40 fee for those who do take an authorized premarital education course that has a minimum of 12 hours. Call before you leave to get your marriage license application to make sure that the fee hasn’t changed. Be prepared to pay in cash.

Premarital Education Yes. There is a waiver of a portion of the marriage license fees to couples who do a 12 hour premarital education course. The course must use a premarital inventory, teaching about communication skills, and conflict management skills. According to the Minnesota Statute, “The premarital education must be provided by a licensed or ordained minister or the minister’s designee, a person authorized to solemnize marriages under section 517.18, or a person authorized to practice marriage and family therapy under section 148B.33. Additionally, make sure that you have proof of attending the premarital education course on the state approved form.

Officiant AnnaMarie Ronning is an ordained minister, formally licensed to officiate legal marriages in Minnesota and throughout the United States.  AnnaMarie Ronning’s credentials are on file with the office of the Hennepin County Clerk, Vital Records. Judges, clerks of court, court commissioners, and licensed ministers, priests or rabbis, as well as representatives of Bahai, Hindu, Quaker and American Indian religious groups are authorized to perform weddings in Minnesota.

Witnesses You will need at least two witnesses at your wedding ceremony. The witnesses must be at least 16 years of age.

Miscellaneous License is valid for six (6) months.

PLEASE NOTE State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. It is important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

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