A Wedding Officiant is an individual who performs Wedding Ceremonies, and possesses the legal credentials to do so. In the state of Florida, such individuals include: Ordained ministers, Florida judicial officers, Public notaries, Clerks of the circuit court, Quakers (in the manner and form used or practiced in their societies) and Captains of a ship, if the Captain is a notary and the ceremony takes place in Florida waters (within 3 geographical miles from the coastline at the time of the ceremony).