Irving, Texas Wedding Guide

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How to Officiate a Wedding in Irving, Texas

Home of the Mandalay Canals and the Toyota Music Factory, Irving is one of the most exciting cities in Texas. Not only is it hopping with music and a somewhat Italian cultural feel, but it’s also packed with lively bars and fascinating art museums. Don’t miss out on the largest equestrian sculpture in the world, and pay a visit to the Mustangs of Las Colinas! Irving also has many beautiful outdoor parks if you want to take a break from the hustle.


No matter what your plans may be, AMM is here to help you sort out the logistical aspects of your wedding. Whether it’s ordaining your hand-picked minister or stepping you through how to fill out a marriage license, we’re here to help. So let’s jump right in!

Texas Wedding Tips and Tricks

Become a Wedding Officiant

For The
Wedding Officiant

Step 1: Get Ordained with American Marriage Ministries


According to Texas state law, the following are the only groups that are legally able to officiate a marriage:


  • A licensed or ordained minister or priest 

  • Jewish rabbi

  • Officer of a religious organization  

  • Justice of the peace, retired judge or justice, judges from numerous courts

If you don’t yet fall into any of these categories, don’t worry! Get ordained for free with AMM! The ordainment process is super easy and should only take you a couple of minutes to complete. You may have to show proof and paperwork that certifies and verifies that you’re legally able to perform weddings in the state of Texas, which we provide for a small fee. 


Step 2: Prepare for the Ceremony in Irving 


Now that we’ve taken care of the certification part, it’s time to prepare to officiate the wedding. Being asked to officiate a wedding is a great honor, and you should do everything you can to deliver a memorable ceremony. 


Our wedding officiant training offers tips on getting it right, as well as information and guides that can help you reduce your anxiety about officiating, especially if this is your first wedding. Find scripts to practice with and get inspired by, training materials, and more. Our goal is to make sure that you are prepared when the big day comes. 


Step 3: Officiate the Wedding and Complete the Marriage License


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!

Texas Wedding

How To Get Married in Irving

For The

File for the Marriage License from the Dallas County Clerk


The marriage license application must be completed online. Upon completing the application, the couple will also receive an order number to book an appointment with the County Clerk’s Office. When visiting the office, both members of the couple must present valid state-issued identification such as a passport, driver’s license, or military identification. If you complete the Texas Pre-Marital Course, you’ll not only be reducing the marriage license fee by $60, you’ll also be able to waive the 72-hour waiting period. Otherwise, the marriage license fee is $81 and is valid for 90 days. The wedding officiant is responsible for returning the license to the County Clerk’s Office as soon as possible. 

Dallas County Marriage License Info

Important Facts to know before filing for a marriage license in Irving, Texas.

Issuance Office: 500 Elm Street, Suite 2100
Fee: $81
Waiting Period: 72 Hours
Expiration: 90 Days
Return: by Officiant

Irving Wedding Tips and Tricks

Wedding Venue and Planning Tips

For The Couple
& Officiant

The Basics


You’ve probably waited most of your life for your wedding day, so why not pull out all the stops. If budgeting is the least of your worries, The Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas is a breathtaking venue. Here you’ll have expansive green putting lawns and finely decorated ballrooms at your fingertips. 


The Oasis Ballroom is another gorgeous venue that has three different lavish banquet halls to choose from.


If you’re looking for a nice, medium-sized Texas-style setting, check out the Texican Court. This beautiful rustic venue seats 150 guests and delights guests with delicious Tex-Mex cuisine prepared by an in-house culinary team.   




The DART Transportation system provides connections in and around the Irving area. If you don’t like to rely on public transportation, consider using your vehicle or the rideshare services available. 




Summers in Irving are hot and muggy, whereas winters are cold and cloudy. According to locals, the best time to visit Irving for warm-weather activities is from May to late September.

Irving Officiant FAQ

Irving Officiant & Couples FAQ

For The Couple
& Officiant

Does the marriage license expire?
Yes. After you are handed your official marriage license, you must wait 72 hours before holding your ceremony. After that, you will have 90 days to hold your ceremony (counting the three-day waiting period.)


Are internet ministers recognized in Texas?
Yes. To officiate weddings in the state, you must be authorized by a religious organization -- including internet ministries -- to perform weddings.


Does the minister have to register their ministerial credentials with the state?
In some states, you have to register your ministerial credentials to perform weddings legally, but Texas is not one of them. So once you’ve signed up with us, you can legally officiate weddings.


Does the couple need to appear in person to apply for a marriage license?
These days, the Dallas County clerk’s office asks that you complete the marriage application online, but the couple will need to appear in person to present their IDs and pick up their license.


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