How to Get Married in Wyoming

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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, Wyoming!

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, Wyoming!

How to Get Married in Wyoming

Application, ID, and Residency Requirement: There is no waiting period, but both parties need to be present to sign the license. You may get your license in any Wyoming county and take it with you to the county where the ceremony will take place. Couples do not have to be residents of Wyoming to marry in the state.

Both parties must be present to apply for a marriage license. In some counties, such as Big Horn County, a "competent witness" must appear with the couple and state that there is "no legal impediment to the parties entering the contract of marriage." Other counties, such as Natrona County, only require the bride and groom to appear, so couples should check with their county clerk about specific requirements.

Couples marrying in Wyoming must provide photo identification, such as a driver's license, military ID or passport, when applying for a marriage license. They must also provide their Social Security numbers. In cases of remarriage, the applicant must provide the date of divorce or date of his or her former spouse's death.

Under 18: To be married in the State of Wyoming, the parties must be 18 years of age or older. If either member of the couple is under 18 years of age, but between the ages of 16 and 18, the couple must have a notarized consent form signed by a parent/legal guardian with them when applying for the marriage license. If either member of the couple is under 16, the license may be obtained only with the court order of a Wyoming District Judge.

How Much a Marriage License Cost?: In Wyoming, a marriage license costs $25.

Officiants: A marriage ceremony may be performed by a licensed or ordained minister, including priests, rabbis and bishops; a district or circuit court judge; a district court commissioner; a supreme court justice; and a magistrate.

Valid: In Wyoming, a license is valid within 1 year after the license is issued.

Equality Rights: Same sex marriage is legal in Wyoming.

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.

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