How to Officiate a Wedding

Video by José Eli Villanueva

You don’t need to become an ordained minister to marry friends or a family member. You can simply apply to become a deputy marriage commissioner for a day. Watch the video to learn everything you need to know to officiate a wedding—including making sure you apply 3-4 weeks before the big day.

If you have additional questions, visit the Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk’s website.

Michelle Mowad is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact