Performing an upcoming wedding in St. Louis 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 St. Louis County.
1 How to Get Ordained as a Minister in St. Louis 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 St. Louis County
- ULC Ordination Accepted:
- Minister Registration Required:
- Documents Required:
- Minister's Residency:
- Minister's Minimum Age:
2 How to Officiate a Wedding in St. Louis 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 St. Louis 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 St. Louis County listed.
- Office Address:
41 South Central Ave
Clayton, MO 63105
- Office Phone Number:
- (314) 615-7100
- Office Website:
- St. Louis County Office Website
3 What You'll Need to Officiate in St. Louis 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 St. Louis County 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 St. Louis County 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 St. Louis 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:
- Marriage License Valid For:
- 30 Days
- Return Within:
- 15 Days
5 What to Know About St. Louis County Weddings
St. Louis is a historic city, one of the oldest west of the Mississippi River. If you're looking for a place of peace, this is it! With lush green areas, breathtaking lakes, and architectural wonders all around you, it would be hard to not to love tying the knot here. Consider a spring or late summer ceremony for perfect wedding weather!