Oklahoma Destination Weddings | Requirements and Tips for a Heart of America Wedding
Oklahoma destination weddings may not be the first place that comes to mind when you hear the term “destination wedding”. Most often people automatically assume an exotic international locale when they hear this term. However, “destination wedding” can simply mean that a bride and groom grew up in a location and are returning- along with all of their guests – for a wedding celebration weekend. It can also mean that the bride and groom currently live or work in an area and their families and guests will be traveling from outside the area and require accommodations for the wedding weekend. Because of this, over 80% of all weddings are considered “destination” in nature.
Located in the heart of America, Oklahoma holds many great activities for the destination wedding weekend and why we would like to share some of the requirements and tips for a heart of America wedding in Oklahoma. From activities for guests from the Route 66 Museum, fabulous roadtrips, festivals, family-friendly activities, much history, heritage, arts and culture and incredible outdoor escapes and activities. Oklahoma wedding locations vary: from heritage museums, parks, resorts, charming bed and breakfasts, lake side magic to private estates and mansions.
To get married in Oklahoma, you will need to know the following:
1. You must be 18 or older and provide proof of age and identity when you apply for your marriage license. This can be done with a State or Federal ID card.
2. Marriage licenses cost $50 but they will reduce it to $5 if you can provide proof that pre-marital counseling has taken place. You must apply in person at the County Clerk’s office.
3. Officiants must be licensed and ordained to perform the wedding ceremony and 2 adult witnesses are required.
4. If you were married before, your divorce must be final at least 6 months prior to your new wedding date.
For more information and to verify the most recent updates to Oklahoma marriage requirements, please call the Oklahoma Clerk’s Office: 405-713-2311