Indiana offers a great location for quiet, intimate elopements. Those who enjoy being outdoors, amongst nature, will love Indiana. The natural beauty of its landscape makes, combined with rolling hills and fields, offer an idyllic setting for outdoor ceremonies, and a sense of calm and quiet that is sadly missing in many places today.
If outdoors isn’t your thing, then Indiana has many charming and historic barns that can provide an intimate setting for a rustic or country-chic wedding.
In the summer, the fields are ablaze with the colors of the seasons, whilst in the fall foliage adds fiery oranges and reds to the background. The mild weather provides is perfect for an outdoor ceremony. If you don’t mind the cold, winter weddings are also possible, but with average temperatures in the 30s you may want to stick to an indoor ceremony.
All states require a marriage license, so you need to ensure that you understand all of the requirements very early in the planning process. Luckily, it’s fairly straightforward in most cases as long as you meet the criteria and follow the state requirements.
Here is what you need to know about getting a marriage license in Indiana.
Yes! Same sex marriage is recognized in all states, and at a federal level, under the Respect for Marriage Act which was signed into law in December 2022.
No. Blood tests have been abolished as part of marriage license applications in all 50 states, so don’t worry if you’re afraid of needles!
Once you’ve gotten the admin out of the way, you can get to the part you’ve been dreaming of: the wedding ceremony!
As you’d expect, each state has different requirements to make a marriage legal. Make sure you follow the guide below to get your marriage legally recognized.
An officiant is required for wedding ceremonies in Indiana. Options include: members of the clergy of any religious organization, judges, the mayor of the county you are marrying in, the Clerk of a town within the county that the wedding is taking place in, a governor.
Those ordained online are legally able to perform a wedding ceremony in Indiana. This is the method most couples use when they would like a friend or family member to perform their wedding ceremony.
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