Missouri is a natural choice for couples looking for an adventurous outdoor wedding. With diverse landscapes, including the Ozark Mountains, the Missouri River, and many beautiful state parks, you can be certain to find a great location for an elopement or destination wedding.
Although Missouri can experience extreme temperatures, its climate is generally mild and humid meaning that year-round weddings are possible. I’d definitely recommend Spring or Summer to avoid the risk of extreme cold.
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 Missouri.
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 marriages taking place in Missouri. Eligible people include: any clergymen “in good standing with any church or synagogue in Missouri,” judges, or by any religious society or institution that either one of the couple is a member of.
Those ordained through online ministries are able to perform the role of an officiant in Missouri.
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