For most couples, getting married is a new thing! So at times, there can be some confusion about the difference between legal witnesses and wedding guests.

For your wedding ceremony to be recorded, you need a minimum of two legal witnesses who are present for the event. The legal witnesses are the two people whose names are entered on the wedding license. Their names also appear on the final certificate. 

The only requirements for witnesses are that they are over the age of 18, and that they can attend the conference and be on video and audio for the duration of the event. They do not need to speak English to be a legal witness, they just need to be able to understand that they are seeing a wedding ceremony.

If they are with you in person, I just need to confirm their presence in the room, and they do not have to be in view of the camera for the entire ceremony.  I need their full legal name to be emailed to me before the ceremony, and do not need their ID, photo, or email addresses. 

On the other side, wedding guests are simply friends and family who attend the wedding, and do not have a legal role in the ceremony. I do not need names, email addresses or IDs for wedding guests. In general, you may invite as many guests as you wish to attend your wedding ceremony, up to 50 streams for a Simple wedding, and up to 99 for a Custom ceremony.

Online Wedding Witnesses for hire

While any friend or family member can be a witness, some couples may not have access to someone to attend their ceremony. There might be too great a time difference with their families and friends “back home’. The couple might also wish to keep their legal status private, or simply don’t have enough time to arrange it.

For total peace of mind, My Wedding Witness can provide you with professional, punctual and reliable witnesses to attend your online wedding ceremony. Online Weddings Utah has partnered with them to help provide this necessary service for couples who need them for their online wedding.

When you book with them, either Paula and Doug or Marie & Ian will be given the link to your wedding Zoom call, and they will attend the ceremony and provide their names for your wedding license to be able to be recorded.

The price for two witnesses to attend your ceremony is $100 USD total. After you have confirmed your date and time with them, you will receive the payment link for credit card purchases, or the Paypal information if you use that instead.

To check on their availability for your wedding, please fill in the form below. Please keep in mind their availability is not guaranteed, as they are a separate company from Online Weddings Utah.