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Performing an upcoming wedding in Prince William 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 Prince William County.

1 How to Get Ordained as a Minister in Prince William 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 Prince William County

ULC Ordination Accepted:
No
Minister Registration Required:
Yes
Documents Required:
N/A
Minister's Residency:
Irrelevant
Minister's Minimum Age:
18

2 How to Officiate a Wedding in Prince William 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 Prince William 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 Prince William County listed.

Office Address:
9311 Lee Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110
Office Phone Number:
(703) 792-6029

3 What You'll Need to Officiate in Prince William 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 Prince William 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 Prince William 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 Prince William County, 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:
5 Days

5 What to Know About Prince William County Weddings

Getting married in historic Prince William County provides couples with plenty of options for their wedding day. Whether you are interested in an outdoor or indoor wedding, you are sure to find a venue that suits your needs for your special day. From the Potomac River and Prince William Forest Park to Rippon Lodge Historic Site, Prince William County is a beautiful place to celebrate your marriage.