Getting Married In Idaho?
Information you might want to know if you are getting married in Idaho.

Idaho State Flower

Do you want to use the state flower in your wedding bouquet?
The state flower of Idaho is the beautiful Mock Orange.  (Pictured above)
Mock orange is an ornamental plant with aromatic flowers, best used in a border setting.

Idaho State Fruit

Do you want to use the state fruit in your wedding dessert?
State Fruit:  Huckleberry

Getting Your Marriage License

If you are getting married in the sate of Idaho, you must first apply for a wedding license and appear at the Recorder’s office in person.

Marriage license fee: Fees vary by each county in the state of Idaho for a marriage license.

  • Minimum age to get a marriage license in Idaho: Age 18
  • Fees must be paid in cash only.
  • You can obtain a marriage license from any county in the State of Idaho regardless of where you live, or where you are getting married.
  • There is NO waiting period.
  • The wedding license has no expiration date.
  • There is NO blood test required.
  • Residency is NOT required.
  • Witnesses are not required in the State of Idaho.
  • Both parties need to be present to apply in person.
  • Both parties need to provide a valid form of I.D.
  • Both parties need to provide a valid Social Security card.

You can check most recent updated laws here.

Plan Your Wedding According To Your Favorite Season

Temperatures are between 80F and 95F during the summer months.   With the weather being a dry heat, outdoor weddings are a perfect choice for Idaho weddings.

The average daytime winter temperatures are 35F to 58F.  The average winter snowfall is between 9 inches and 11 inches.   Winter weddings will definitely produce postcard perfect pictures.

Daytime Fall temperatures are in the 70’s, with lows in the 50’s.  With the beautiful colors against the mountains you can still have a beautiful outdoor wedding.

Spring weather is normally sunny with temperatures in the 40’s and 50’s.   Rain in the springtime is normally a few inches.

Popular Idaho Wedding Traditions

  • Most engaged couples in Idaho choose to get married at a golf course or a vineyard.
  • Indoor wedding venues are just as popular as outdoor venues.
  • Rustic weddings are the popular choice for Idaho engaged couples.
  • Tradition in Idaho is that the bride’s family pays for the wedding.
  • Boise and Coeur D’Alene are the two most popular cities to get married.
  • Drinks with a lot of ice is a must for the hot summer weddings.