Flagstaff, Arizona Wedding Guide
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Flagstaff has everything you need to feel at home and delightfully entertained no matter the time of year. Snowy winters attract thousands to ski at the Snowbowl, while mild summers and brisk autumns are great for visiting archeological phenomena like the Wupatki National Monument. Because of Flagstaff’s low light pollution, it is an excellent destination for anyone who enjoys observing the night sky. Imagine an evening with your sweetheart at Lowell’s Observatory! “If you wish upon a star….”
Anyway, while you consider all the romantic options, let’s also make sure you take care of all the legal requirements for your wedding. AMM is here to help you do just that. From ordaining your hand-picked minister to filing for and filling out a marriage license, we have your back. Just follow this step-by-step guide, and you’ll be well on your way!
In Arizona, the law states that: “licensed or ordained clergy members - including ministers, elders, or other persons - who by the customs, rules, and regulations of a religious society or sect, are permitted to solemnize marriages or to officiate at marriage ceremonies.”
This also includes AMM ministers! So, if you’ve been asked to officiate a friend’s wedding but you don’t have any credentials to do so, you can get ordained with us. The process is free and should only take you just a few minutes to complete. There is no state registration for ministers in Arizona, so once you finish the free ordainment process, you can start officiating weddings as soon as you want!
Now that the easy part is out of the way, you can focus on planning for the wedding ceremony. Officiating a wedding is an honor but can also be a challenge. You will appreciate our wedding training pages, where we give you access to a library of information to help you plan and write your speech. Here, we cover everything from brainstorming for your speech to providing you with sample wedding ceremony scripts and so much more.
It is the couple’s responsibility to obtain the marriage license. But, make sure to double-check that the information is accurate before signing because it is a legal document. That means, check that all the names and dates are correct.
Once signed, your job is done, and the couple takes care of the rest!
This section focuses on the couple’s responsibilities. The couple must both arrive in person and provide valid government-issued photo identification and social security numbers. The marriage license cost is $83.00 and is valid for one year anywhere in the State of Arizona. The marriage license should be returned no later than 10 days after the ceremony by either the couple or the officiant.
When you go, don’t forget to bring:
Issuance Office: 200 N. San Francisco Street
Waiting Period: None
Expiration: 1 Year
Return: Within 10 Days
For The Couple
If you want a wedding venue that’s close enough to town but still has the open-air country feel, check out The Garden at Viola’s. This 6,000 square foot venue caters to all seasons and accommodates up to 150 guests (with enough parking space as well).
If you’re looking for something simple yet grand and inviting, take a look at The Aspen Room. This venue seats up to 200 guests and is easily accessible from downtown.
If you’ve dreamed about getting married under Flagstaff’s beautiful Ponderosa pines, then you’ll need to check out Thornager’s on Kiltie Lane. This stunning venue not only has the most delicious food but also provides a helpful and dedicated staff to help you plan the perfect reception.
For getting in and around Flagstaff, consider using the Mountain Line bus system. If public transportation isn’t your style, taxi and rideshare services should also be available.
Due to its relatively high altitude, Flagstaff’s four seasons are an attractive feature. Snowy winters, blossoming springs, mild summers, and crisp, colorful autumns define the city. Temperatures in the summer barely exceed the low 80’s, and temperatures in the winter tend to stay around the mid-40s.
Are online ordained ministers recognized in Arizona?
Yes. All online ordained ministers, including those ordained through AMM, are recognized in Arizona.
Does my marriage license expire in Flagstaff?
Yes. One year after issuance, the marriage license is no longer valid.
After I apply for a marriage license, when will I receive it?
The same day you apply for the license. Flagstaff has no waiting period, so you could technically get married the same day you complete the marriage license application process.
Can we get married with a Coconino County marriage license anywhere?
You can get married anywhere in the state of Arizona with a marriage license from Coconino County.
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