Provo, Utah Wedding Guide

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How to Officiate a Wedding in Provo, Utah

If you’re from Provo, Utah then you already know that this university town is one of the best-kept secrets west of the Rocky Mountains. With spectacular mountain views, thriving music, dance, and art scene, and close proximity to mountains, forests, rivers, fishing, and biking, it’s hard to think of something not to like about Provo! But if you’re getting ready to tie the knot, you’ll find that it has plenty to offer couples, as well.


Here in our guide, we have everything you need to know about how to get legally married in Utah County -- plus, how to get your officiant-of-choice legally ordained to officiate your wedding!

Utah Wedding Tips and Tricks

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For The
Wedding Officiant

Step 1: Get Ordained with American Marriage Ministries


Let’s start with the ordainment process. According to Utah Code 30-1-6, “ministers, rabbis, or priests of any religious denomination who are in regular communion with any religious society, and are 18 years of age or older” may perform marriage ceremonies in the state of Utah.


If you do not fall into any of these categories, no sweat. As long as you are 18 or older, you can get ordained with AMM to fall within the minister category. The process is free and takes just a few minutes.


The Utah government does not license, register, or certify ministers or wedding officiants, so once you are registered with us, you’re all set to start performing wedding ceremonies! However, you may still want to have your minister credentials on hand in case the couple would like to confirm your ordination status, or if you end up officiating other weddings in states where registration is required.


Step 2: Prepare for the Ceremony in Utah County


Now that the easy part is out of the way, we can help you prepare for the wedding ceremony itself. Being asked to officiate a ceremony is an honor, but can feel like a lot of pressure. You will appreciate our wedding training pages, which are a library of information to help you prepare for your first ceremony and ensure that it goes smoothly. 


Here you can find everything from sample wedding ceremony scripts, to brainstorming prompts, tips for preparation, and more.

Step 3: Officiate the Wedding and Complete the Marriage License


It’s the couple’s responsibility to start their application (either in person or online.) Make sure that they have done so before the day of the wedding. After you perform the ceremony, complete the marriage license using the online link, which you should have received via e-mail. There is no need to drop anything off in person or mail anything in. You have 30 days from the day of the ceremony to complete your portion, although it’s best to take care of it the same day so that you don’t forget.


Once you have done so, you have successfully performed all of your functions as the wedding officiant. The couple will then receive a certified copy of their marriage license via email.

Utah Wedding

How To Get Married in Provo

For The

File for the Marriage License from the Utah County Clerk's Office


Now let’s turn our attention to the couple’s responsibilities! 


You can complete your marriage license application online or in-person at the Utah County clerk’s office (no appointment needed.)


You will need:


  • Valid, state-issued photo IDs for both applicants
  • A phone or camera to take pictures of your IDs (if applying online)
  • A credit or debit card for the $70 marriage license application fees


You can get a $20 discount by completing a premarital education course or receiving couple’s counseling. To learn how to get the discount, visit


Once you have been issued your marriage license, you will have 30 days to get married before the license expires. On the day of the wedding, your officiant will help you fill it out and notarize it correctly.

Utah County Marriage License Info

Important Facts to know before filing for a marriage license in Provo, Utah.

Issuance Office: 111 S University Ave. Provo, UT

Fee: $70 

Waiting Period: None

Expiration: 30 days

Return: Online by the officiant

Provo Wedding Tips and Tricks

Wedding Venue and Planning Tips

For The Couple
& Officiant

The Basics


One of the reasons Provo is such a great place to live is because of all of the festivals, parades and rodeos that occur throughout the year. But when choosing your wedding date, you’ll want to take note of these days so that you don’t accidentally plan your wedding day on top of one of them, as the traffic and parking can be nightmarish. However, if your venue is far enough from the town center, you won’t have to worry too much about traffic.


Speaking of venues, there are some great options to choose from in Provo and the surrounding areas.


If you’re looking for a classic style of venue, the Canyon Event Center, the White Shanty, and the Manor at Riverwoods are great, all-inclusive options located right in town.


But if you want something a little more unique, you’ll be surprised at the number of options that Provo has to offer. The Brick Room at Big Door, and the Bright Building both have that industrial, barebones feel that modern couples love. The Underground Social Hall is another outside-of-the-box option with a vintage, speakeasy kind of vibe.


If you’re willing to expand your search outside of Provo, you’ll find there are some real gems worth checking out, like the Millcreek Inn, located in the mountains near Salt Lake City. Or the Quiet Meadow Farm, a gorgeous indoor/outdoor venue in Mapleton, just 20 minutes south of Provo.




Thanks to BYU, Provo has pretty decent public transportation for those days when you’re trying to get from point A to point B on the cheap. But if you’re coming in from out of town and you need to get around in a hurry, it’s best to have Lyft and/or Uber downloaded on your phone.




The weather in the Happy Valley is fabulous if you enjoy having four distinct seasons. Fall is gorgeous, with the leaves changing color against the backdrop of the mountains; winter is cold and snowy, but near guarantees a white Christmas; spring is all over the place, but glorious to behold; and summer is rarely too hot, with lots of stuff to do. Depending on the venue that you choose, you can host your wedding during any of Provo’s beautiful seasons. 

Provo Officiant FAQ

Provo Officiant & Couples FAQ

For The Couple
& Officiant

Are Internet ministers recognized in Utah?
Yes, ministers that have been ordained through online ministries are perfectly legal in Utah!


Can we still go to the county clerk’s office to apply for our marriage license in person?
Yes, you are still allowed to go to the county clerk’s office to pick up a physical marriage license in person, but the process is also offered online.


How long do we have to wait to get married in Utah?
Once you have your marriage license, you can get married on the very same day.


Who should return the marriage license after the wedding?
There is no physical form to return after the ceremony. The officiant will complete the marriage license online within 30 days of the ceremony.


How do I change my name in Utah?
Name changes are handled by the Social Security Administration and the Driver’s License Division, so you’ll need to contact Provo’s Social Security administrative office and local DMV to get started. 


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