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

Kentucky State Flower

Do you want to use the state flower in your wedding bouquet?
The state flower of Kentucky is the beautiful Goldenrod.  (Pictured above)
Goldenrod blooms between August-October..

Kentucky State Fruit

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

Getting Your Marriage License

If you are getting married in the sate of Kentucky you must first apply for a marriage license at any in-state County Clerk’s office.

Marriage license fee: $35.50

  • Minimum age to get a marriage license in Kentucky: Age 18
  • Applicants must apply together.
  • Marriage license is valid anywhere in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
  • There is NO waiting period.
  • The wedding license is valid for 30 days.
  • There is NO blood test required.
  • Residency is NOT required.
  • Witnesses are required in the State of Kentucky by 2 persons.
  • 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

The daytime temperatures during the summer average 87F.   the humidity is quite high in the summer.  Thunderstorms are common during the summer.

The winter low temperatures average around 25F, which means the snow and ice can be hazardous at time.   Winters are not frigid, but December through February can get chilly.

Fall months in Kentucky have the same weather as the Spring months, but has the amazing changing colors of the leaves.

April and May temperatures are in the upper 60F’s to mid 70F’s with a refreshing burst of greenery.

Popular Kentucky Wedding Traditions

  • Most engaged couples in Kentucky choose to have a rustic appeal to their wedding.
  • Indoor wedding venues are just as popular as outdoor venues.
  • Kentucky music is also a favorite when it comes to the dance floor at the reception.
  • Tradition in Kentucky is that the bride’s family pays for the wedding.
  • Louisville and Lexington are the two most popular cities to get married.
  • Kentucky offers mansions, barns and other local historic venues to hold your wedding.