Online weddings are allowed in Utah, but regulations vary throughout the state and are tied to where the marriage license is filed. A marriage license issued in Utah County is available to everyone, not just Utah County residents - which means that the couple, minister, and witnesses can connect using an application like Zoom, Skype, or Facetime, and the entire ceremony can take place online.


Utah County allows marriages to take place at a designated "host location", meaning that the minister, bride, or groom must be physically present in the state of Utah. However, the other two may connect online and appear virtually at that host location.


Contact your County Clerk's Office for the latest information.




Utah has fully reopened. Masks or proof of vaccination may be required at private facilities so make sure you are aware of those possibilities when planning your wedding. Check with your local government agency for the latest information on COVID as mask and vaccination requirements are continuously being updated.


At the moment, County Clerk's Offices in Utah could still be operating with modified schedules. Please plan accordingly, as hours may have changed.


Couples must apply for a marriage license in person, but couples can begin the application process online. Contact the local Superior Court for more information, as scheduling an appointment may be necessary.


Couples can apply for a marriage license online or in person in Utah. However, licensing requirements have not changed, and online applicants must show physical copies of ID over videoconference, for visual verification. Couples should contact a County Clerk's Office to schedule an appointment, whether they plan to apply online or in person.




For more information, contact your local County Clerk's Office or reach out directly to Utah County for information regarding online wedding ceremonies.


Utah County Guidelines


COVID-19, social distancing, travel bans, lockdowns… Many couples are being forced to downsize their wedding plans and for many guests, the only way to attend is with their computers and mobile phones.


If your guest list is shrinking to just the couple and officiant, or maybe just the couple, Utah marriage laws regulate who must be in attendance, and how the ceremony is conducted. Here are some options to help adapt your wedding plans in Utah to celebrate a COVID safe wedding.

Virtual Weddings vs. Livestream Ceremonies in Utah

Zoom Wedding

For the sake of clarity, we differentiate virtual wedding ceremonies (or Zoom/Skype ceremonies) from livestream ceremonies by who is in attendance. If the officiant is officiating the vows from another place via video, then we call that a virtual or Zoom ceremony, since the people involved in the ceremony are interacting over whatever video platform is chosen.


However, if the couple and the officiant are present, but guests are watching remotely, we call that a livestream wedding since the ceremony itself is happening in one physical place. You can read more about what distinguishes each option here.

How can we celebrate a legally valid live streamed ceremony in Utah

Directing a Zoom Wedding

You can livestream any activity or event, and it doesn't matter where you are in Utah, what you're doing or how many people are physically present with you. Some of the most popular platforms include Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, Facebook Live, and Instagram Live.


As long as you have a tripod and a phone with a good camera on it, your guests will be able to participate remotely. Many of these platforms even allow guests to comment, chat, and interact in other ways.


We realize that this is not always ideal, but ultimately, if couples choose to move forward with scaled down weddings and smaller guests lists, these communications platforms let friends and family around the world know that they are still being thought of.


For folks planning on livestreaming their nuptials, Here's How to Livestream Your Wedding.


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