The Sooner state offers a variety of locations for a wedding or elopement, including lovely rustic barns, historic homesteads and city locations for modern hotels.
Oklahoma has all of the seasons, so if you want the hot summers or snowy winters you can have it. Oklahoma is located in Tornado Alley, with peak season being late spring into early summer. So for the best chances of mild and calm weather, you may want to book a wedding in the fall.
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 Oklahoma.
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 to solemnize marriages in Oklahoma, and they must register with the state. Eligible individuals include: judges and retired judges, or any ordained minister of a religion. Religions which do not have ordained ministers, such as the Quakers, may solemnize marriages in accordance with their practices.
Those ordained through online ministries can perform the role of officiant at your marriage.
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