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If you’ve been asked to perform a wedding in Little Rock, congratulations! Officiating a wedding ceremony is a tremendous honor, though one that also comes with considerable responsibility. This guide will explain how to prepare for a wedding ceremony, how to get in touch with the relevant office in charge of marriages, how to ensure the union is legally recognized in Little Rock, and more. Buckle up, we're going to cover the process step-by-step to make sure you understand exactly how to approach this important task.

1 How to Get Ordained as a Minister in Little Rock

Step one is an easy one: get ordained as a ULC minister (if you have already done this, great!). ULC ordination is entirely free, available online, and provides the power to perform legal wedding ceremonies! Thanks to our unique online model, the whole ordination process takes just minutes to complete. Get started by clicking the button below!

Key Info for Ministers in Little Rock

ULC Ordination Accepted:
Minister Registration Required:
Documents Required:
Minister's Residency:
Minister's Minimum Age:

2 How to Officiate a Wedding in Little Rock

Now that you're an ordained minister, your next move will be to get in touch with the office that handles marriages and marriage licenses in Little Rock. Explain that you’re a minister preparing for an upcoming wedding, and you're inquiring about what documents or information they'll need from you before you officiate the wedding in their jurisdiction.

You'll find contact information for the office in Little Rock listed below.

Office Address:
35 So. 6th, Room 102
Fort Smith, AR 72901
Office Phone Number:
(479) 782-5065
Office Website:
Little Rock Office Website

3 What You'll Need to Officiate in Little Rock

Once you connect with those officials, you can head over to our online catalog, where you'll be able to order any documents or supplies they require of you. While ultimately this will depend on the specific guidance you receive when speaking with local officials, we typically advise ministers in Little Rock to get the Ordination Package.

4 How Little Rock Marriage Licenses Work

Finally, you're now ready to perform the wedding! If it’s your first time officiating, be sure to check out our wedding training center for more in-depth guides to everything related to weddings. And for those more experienced: take a look, too! There are lots of useful tools that could help make your job easier.

After the ceremony is over, don't forget to complete the final task: filling out the marriage license. In Little Rock, this license is valid for 60 days, there is no mandatory waiting period, and the completed license must be returned before its listed expiration date. Please visit our marriage license training guide to learn more about how to fill out this document.

Marriage License Waiting Period:
Marriage License Valid For:
60 Days
Return Within:
By Expiration

5 What to Know About Little Rock Weddings

The wider area around Little Rock in Sebastian County is home to more than a few cultural, historic and artistic attractions as well in the larger urban areas close by with shops for you and your guests to explore before or after the ceremony! Conveniently located to natural areas that are easy to visit, Little Rock is a beautiful destination for a wedding. For example, not far from the city is Lake Ouachita State Park, a massive lake and park spanning over 30,000 acres that is full of vibrant wildlife, and clean lakes for you and your guests to relax on and explore.