Olathe, Kansas Wedding Guide
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If you’re planning to get married in this quickly growing suburb of the Kansas City metropolitan area, then you have come to the right place for all the information you will need to get ready for your special day. AMM is familiar with the stress of organizing the logistics around your wedding day, and we’re here to help make that process as smooth as possible.
Here is a step-by-step guide on everything you need to know about getting married in Olathe, from ordaining a minister of choice to how and where to apply for a marriage license.
Let’s jump right into the ordainment process!
In Kansas, you can perform marriages if you are:
If you do not yet fall into any of these categories, don’t worry. You can get ordained as an AMM minister by simply signing up on our website! The process is free and should only take you a few minutes to complete.
When it comes time to perform your duties as the officiant, Johnson County may ask you to present documentation (which AMM provides for a fee). You can call the county clerk’s office before you perform the ceremony to ask if they will require you to bring the certificate in person, or you can order your credentials from our store in advance, just to be safe.
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.
When it comes time to sign the marriage license, it’s the couple’s responsibility to obtain and complete the marriage license. But, be sure to double-check that the couple has a valid marriage license before the ceremony.
Once the ceremony is complete, you (as the officiant) are responsible for returning the license to the County Clerk’s office within the ten days following the marriage. Once this is complete, you have completed your legal functions and you can now sit back and relax in a job well done!
Both applicants must apply together in person for the marriage license. On the application form, you must fill out your parents’ full names as well as their date and place of birth. You will also need to provide your social security number or driver’s license number, along with valid state-issued identification. A fee of $85.50, only payable in cash, is required for the marriage license.
When you go, don’t forget to bring:
On completion of the application, Kansas requires a three-day waiting period, after which you can pick up your marriage license from the county clerk’s office.
Issuance Office: 100 N. Kansas Ave.
Expiration: 6 Months
Waiting Period: 3 days
Return: Within ten by Officiant
For The Couple
There’s something to say for a classic wedding barn in the state of Kansas. So why not check out the iconic Yellow Barn, where you’ll be able to invite many of your family and friends without blowing up your bank. The Meadowlark Event Center is also a spacious venue that has fancy trimmings and catering options.
When booking your venue, one of the most important things is making sure you do it far enough in advance. This not only ensures that the venue isn’t already booked, but also so you can give yourself time to figure out the details like catering options and how many people you’ll be able to invite based on the maximum capacity.
Using the public buses available in and around the Olathe area is the most cost-effective and environmentally-friendly form of transportation. Otherwise, Uber and Lyft should also be available.
Olathe gets typical Midwest weather consisting of hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters. Be prepared for regular severe thunderstorms in summer, as these tend to hit quite often. Also, as we are reminded in the Wizard of Oz, Kansas is a hotspot for tornadoes, so be sure to factor this into your planning.
What is the waiting period for a Kansas marriage license?
The waiting period for Kansas marriage licenses is three days, so make sure to apply at least three days before the wedding date.
Who is responsible for returning the marriage license to the county clerk in Olathe, Kansas?
It is the responsibility of the wedding officiant to return the marriage license.
Do I have to be a resident of Kansas to be married there?
No. You do not have to reside in Kansas to get married there. You just need to make sure that you apply for a marriage license within the state.
Is a marriage blood test required in Kansas?
No. A blood test is not required to get married.
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