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Are you planning to perform a wedding in Kansas City? If you’ve been asked to officiate, congratulations! Presiding over a wedding ceremony is an incredible honor, though one that also comes with considerable responsibility. Let’s explore the process in detail to make sure you’re up to speed on everything that will be required of you. Below, we’ll cover how to prepare for a wedding ceremony, how to get in touch with the relevant office in charge of marriages, and how to ensure the union is legally recognized in Kansas City.

1 How to Get Ordained as a Minister in Kansas City

Your first move will be to get ordained as a ULC minister (if you haven’t already). ULC ordination is provided online, free of charge, and gives you the power to perform legal wedding ceremonies! Best of all, the process takes just minutes to complete. Get started by clicking the button below!

Key Info for Ministers in Kansas City

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

2 How to Officiate a Wedding in Kansas City

Next, you should get in touch with the authorities that handle marriages in Kansas City. Explain that you’re an ordained minister and wish to know what documents or information they might need from you before you perform a wedding in their district.

Contact information for the office in Kansas City is listed below.

Office Address:
415 E. 12th Street, Room 104
Kansas City, MO 64106
Office Phone Number:
(816) 881-1576
Office Website:
Kansas City Office Website

3 What You'll Need to Officiate in Kansas City

With that step done, you can proceed to our online catalog to order any documentation required to officiate in your area. We typically advise ministers in Kansas City to get an Ordination Package, though ultimately your decision will depend on the specific information you receive when speaking with local officials.

4 How Kansas City 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 Kansas City, 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. To learn more about how to fill out this document, please visit our marriage license training guide.

Marriage License Waiting Period:
Marriage License Valid For:
30 Days
Return Within:
15 Days

5 What to Know About Kansas City Weddings

Lots of barn houses and old mansions have been repurposed for wedding venues in and out of Kansas City, making it a great place for the outdoor wedding of your dreams. Enjoy this country like the locals would, with fresh Kansas City BBQ and loved ones!