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Have you been asked to perform a wedding in Harris County? If you're planning to officiate a marriage ceremony, congratulations! Presiding over a wedding is a serious honor. That said, it's not one that comes without some considerable responsibility. With this in mind, we'll delve into the process in detail to make sure you’re up to speed on everything you need to know. Below, we’ll cover how to get in touch with the relevant officials before the ceremony, how to prepare for the wedding ceremony itself, and how to ensure the union is legally recognized in Harris County.

1 Become an Ordained Minister in Harris County

Your first step will be to get ordained as a ULC minister (if you haven’t already). Ordination with the ULC is available online, free of charge, and provides the authority to perform legal wedding ceremonies! The process is simple and requires just a couple minutes to complete. To get started, click the button below!

Key Info for Ministers in Harris 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 Harris County

With your ordination officially registered, you'll next need to get in touch with the authority in charge of marriages in your area. Please refer to the next section to find contact information for the office in Harris County.

When reaching out, politely explain that you’re an ordained minister wanting to know what types of documentation you will need to show them in order to perform a wedding in their district.

Office Address:
Room 116, 102 North College Street
Hamilton, GA 31811
Office Phone Number:
(706) 628-5038

3 Order Necessary Documentation to Officiate in Harris County

With that information in hand, you can head over to our online catalog to order any documents or supplies required to officiate in your area. For Harris County, we typically advise ministers pick up a Classic Wedding Package, but what you end up ordering will ultimately depend on the guidance you receive from local officials.

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

With all of that taken care of, it's time to focus on the fun part: the wedding! If this will be your first time stepping up to the altar (or even if you have some officiant experience under your belt) be sure to visit our wedding training center for some helpful tips and tools.

After the ceremony is over, your final key task it to ensure the marriage license gets filled out correctly and returned to the issuing office. In Harris County, a marriage license is valid for never expires, there is no mandatory waiting period and the completed license must be returned before its listed expiration date. To read more about how to fill out the license, please visit our marriage license training guide guide.

Marriage License Waiting Period:
None
Marriage License Valid For:
Never Expires
Return Within:
30 Days

5 How to Write a Wedding Officiant Script in Harris County

Officiants in Harris County frequently contact us for guidance on what to say during a wedding ceremony after obtaining their online ordination.

Once all the legal aspects are sorted, the exciting part starts – planning and performing the ceremony itself! We recognize that this might be a bit daunting, especially for first-time wedding officiants. But don't be alarmed, we are here to help!

For Harris County wedding officiants, we strongly suggest relying on our previously mentioned helpful wedding guides. Additionally, we recommend utilizing the various free resources on our website, including our wedding ceremony script generator. This special tool enables you to input specific details about the planned ceremony and the couple's preferences, resulting in a completely customized wedding script.

Take a moment to explore some of our online sample wedding scripts as well. These pre-written ceremony scripts can either be printed and used as-is, or serve as additional inspiration as you write your own script. Either way, they are comprehensive resources for any wedding ceremony you're asked to officiate. And don't overlook the fact that if you need wedding officiant clothing or other supplies for the big day, our wedding catalog is available exclusively to those ordained by the ULC!

6 What to Know About Harris County Wedding Ceremonies

Couples can write the first chapter of their forever in Harris County, Georgia, a charming destination for weddings that perfectly combines Southern hospitality with scenic beauty. From rustic barns in Hamilton to historic venues in Pine Mountain, Harris County offers a range of options to suit every couple's vision. No matter where they pick, they will be able to embrace the county's warm and welcoming atmosphere as they plan the ceremony against the backdrop of its picturesque landscapes. With a wedding season that spans the year, Harris County provides an idyllic setting for crafting memories that will last a lifetime.