How to Get Married in Oklahoma

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So, you've planned a lovely wedding, stayed within your budget, and and now you're ready for the actual getting married part of the process. But how? Don't worry, Tulle Nation, I've got you taken care of. Each week this year, I'll be sharing all the information you need to know to get married in one state in the United States. Today, Oklahoma!

So, you've planned a lovely wedding, stayed within your budget, and and now you're ready for the actual getting married part of the process. But how? Don't worry, Tulle Nation, I've got you taken care of. Each week this year, I'll be sharing all the information you need to know to get married in one state in the United States. Today, Oklahoma!

HHow to Get Married in Oklahoma

Application, ID, and Residency Requirement: Both partners applying for the marriage license must be over the age of 18. As of November 1, 2004, a blood test is no longer required to obtain a marriage license in Oklahoma. There is also no residency requirement. There is no waiting period for your Oklahoma marriage license unless you are under 18 years of age. Applicants must bring some proof of age document such as a driver's license, passport, or birth certificate.

Recently divorced individuals are required to have their divorce final for at least 6 months before they may marry again, unless they are remarrying the previous spouse. Proxy and cousin marriages are not allowed in the state of Oklahoma.

Under 18: In Oklahoma, if either applicants is aged 16-17, a parent or legal guardian must be present. If either is under 16, marriage is prohibited except by court order. Applicants aged 16 or 17 must bring their birth certificate. The waiting period for those under 18 is 72 hours.

How Much a Marriage License Cost?: Currently, Oklahoma charges $50, but you can have this reduced to only $5 by completing an eligible premarital counseling program such as those offered by The Oklahoma Marriage Initiative. Money orders, cashier's checks and personal checks are accepted.

Officiants: The person performing the marriage ceremony must be an ordained or licensed officiant, or a judge or retired judge of any Oklahoma state court. There is a $10 fee if the ceremony is to be performed by a judge.

Valid: In Oklahoma, a marriage license should be delivered to the clergyman or judge within 10 days of issuance.

Equality Rights: Same sex marriage is legal in Oklahoma.

Name Change: Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed.

It is very important that you verify all information with your local marriage license office or county clerk before making any wedding or travel plans.

Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice.

How many of you are getting married in Oklahoma?