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Performing an upcoming wedding in Arapahoe County? Congratulations! Presiding over a wedding ceremony is one of life's great memorable experiences. However, this important role also brings with it considerable responsibility. In this guide, we'll dive into the process in detail to make sure you’re aware of what exactly will be required of you. We'll cover details like how to prepare for a wedding ceremony, how to check the officiant requirements in your area, and how to make sure the marriage is legally recorded in Arapahoe County.

1 Become an Ordained Minister in Arapahoe County

If you haven't already, you'll first need to get ordained as a minister of the Universal Life Church. This might sound a bit intimidating on its face, but we promise the process is simple. ULC ordination can be completed online, free of charge, and will provide you the power to perform legal wedding ceremonies! Best of all, getting ordained takes only a few minutes. You can get started by tapping the button below!

Key Info for Ministers in Arapahoe County

ULC Ordination Accepted:
Yes
Minister Registration Required:
No
Documents Required:
N/A
Minister's Residency:
Irrelevant
Minister's Minimum Age:
18

2 Confirm Wedding Officiant Requirements in Arapahoe County

The next step is an important one. Once ordained, you'll want to get in touch with the government office in charge of handling marriages in Arapahoe County. Explain to the office that you’re an ordained minister wishing to know what documentation or information they need to see prior to you performing a wedding in their district.

If you scroll down to the next section, you'll find contact information for the relevant office in Arapahoe County listed.

Office Address:
5334 S. Prince St
Littleton, CO 80120
Office Phone Number:
(303) 795-4520

3 Order Necessary Documentation to Officiate in Arapahoe County

After learning what you'll need to officiate, you can visit our online catalog to order any documents or supplies for the ceremony. For Arapahoe County we typically advise ministers get a Classic Wedding Package, but your conversation with local officials will give you a more specific idea of what to include in your order.

4 Officiate a Wedding and Fill Out the Arapahoe County Marriage License

Now you’re ready to officiate the wedding! If it’s your first time officiating (or even if it’s not) be sure to check out our wedding training center for helpful tips and tools.

After the ceremony is over, the last important box to check is filling out the marriage license. In Arapahoe County, this license is valid for 30 days, there is no mandatory waiting period, and the completed license must be returned before its listed expiration date. If you're unfamiliar with the process of filling out this document, please visit our marriage license training guide.

Marriage License Waiting Period:
None
Marriage License Valid For:
30 Days
Return Within:
By Expiration

5 How to Write a Wedding Officiant Script in Arapahoe County

Pretty regularly, we receive calls from wedding officiants in Arapahoe County who are looking for some help on what to say while they are officiating a wedding ceremony after they've become ordained online.

Once all the legal formalities are settled, the truly exciting part egins – planning and executing the ceremony itself! We totally understand that this whole process might be a bit overwhelming, especially for first-time wedding officiants - so we built a whole collection of online tools to help.

For Arapahoe County wedding officiants, we highly recommend turning to our previously mentioned helpful wedding guides. Additionally, we advise that they take advantage of the various free resources on our website, like our wedding ceremony script generator. This innovative tool enables you to sit down with the couple and input specific details about the planned ceremony and their preferences, resulting in a fully customized wedding script just for their big day!

Take a moment to peruse some of our online sample wedding scripts as well. These pre-written ceremony scripts can be printed and used as-is, or simply serve as additional inspiration while you craft your own script from scratch. In either case, they are extremely helpful resources for any wedding ceremony you're asked to officiate. And remember, for wedding officiant clothing or other necessities for the big day, our wedding catalog is exclusively available to those ordained by the ULC!

6 What to Know About Arapahoe County Wedding Ceremonies

Home to the city of Aurora, Arapahoe County stretches east and west along the great state of Colorado. With a bustling city on one end and quiet rural valleys on the other end, Arapahoe county has everything a couple could ask for. Wed in the city and relax in nature, or get married in nature and explore the city afterwards! Either way, any couple planning to get married should explore this area as a potential option!