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Performing an upcoming wedding in Montgomery 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 Montgomery County.

1 How to Get Ordained as a Minister in Montgomery 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 Montgomery County

ULC Ordination Accepted:
In some counties
Minister Registration Required:
Sometimes
Documents Required:
N/A
Minister's Residency:
Irrelevant
Minister's Minimum Age:
18

2 How to Officiate a Wedding in Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County listed.

Office Address:
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19401
Office Phone Number:
(610) 278-3414

3 What You'll Need to Officiate in Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery 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 Montgomery County, this license is valid for 60 days, there is a mandatory 3-day 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:
3 Days
Marriage License Valid For:
60 Days
Return Within:
10 Days

5 What to Know About Montgomery County Weddings

Not sure exactly what kind of venue you want? Montgomery County has something for every couple. Farmhouses and estates dot the northern part of this largely rural county, but Montgomery County is also home to scenic forests where outdoor wedding venues are tucked away. If that isn't enough, there are a bevy of historical locations that also see use for weddings, including Valley Forge National Historical Park, where manors and estates (doubling as wedding venues) seemingly radiate outward!