Performing an upcoming wedding in Indianapolis? 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 Indianapolis.
1 How to Get Ordained as a Minister in Indianapolis
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 Indianapolis
- ULC Ordination Accepted:
- Minister Registration Required:
- Documents Required:
- Minister's Residency:
- Minister's Minimum Age:
2 How to Officiate a Wedding in Indianapolis
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 Indianapolis. 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 Indianapolis listed.
3 What You'll Need to Officiate in Indianapolis
After learning what you'll need to officiate, you can visit our online catalog to order any documents or supplies for the ceremony. For Indianapolis we typically advise ministers get an Ordination Package, but your conversation with local officials will give you a more specific idea of what to include in your order.
4 How Indianapolis Marriage Licenses Work
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 Indianapolis, 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. If you're unfamiliar with the process of filling out this document, please visit our marriage license training guide.
- Marriage License Waiting Period:
- 0 Days
- Marriage License Valid For:
- 60 Days
- Return Within:
- By Expiration
5 What to Know About Indianapolis Weddings
You don't have to be a racing fan to get hitched in Indianapolis! Known as the Crossroads of America, Indianapolis is a must-see city that has something for everybody, particularly soon-to-be-married couples. From beautiful vineyards and country clubs to downtown hotel ballrooms, you can't go wrong tying the knot here. And with plenty of architectural and natural beauty to be had, your guests are sure to have a blast.