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

Missouri State Flower

Do you want to use the state flower in your wedding bouquet?
The state flower of Missouri is the beautiful White Hawthorn Blossom.  (Pictured above)

Missouri State Fruit/Nut

Do you want to use the state fruit/nut in your wedding dessert?
State Nut: Black Walnut

Getting Your Marriage License

If you are getting married in the sate of Missouri, you must first apply for a wedding license in person before the Recorder or Deputy to make application.

Marriage license fee: $45+

  • Minimum age to get a marriage license in Missouri: Age 18
  • Be sure to contact your local County Recorder’s office well in advance of the wedding to find out on what days and during what hours the clerk will be in the office.
  • There is NO waiting period.
  • The wedding license valid for 30 days.
  • There is NO blood test required.
  • Residency is NOT required.
  • Witnesses are not required in the State of Missouri.
  • 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 number/card.

You can check most recent updated laws here.

Plan Your Wedding According To Your Favorite Season

Summers tend to be hot and humid, with daytime highs around 90F.  Afternoon thunderstorms are common.

Winter months are the harshest in the state of Missouri.  With highs only in the 40’s and lows in the 20’s.  An average of 20 inches of snow fall on the state in the winter.

Fall is the best time for weddings.  Temperatures are cooling off and the temperatures are around 69F with little rain.   November is known for the crystal clear skies on most days.

Spring is when most of Missouri’s tornadoes occur, with an average of 35 tornadoes touching down each year.   Temperatures average between 65F and 75F.

Popular Missouri Wedding Traditions

  • Over half of engaged couples in Missouri choose to get married in a church.
  • Indoor wedding venues are more popular than outdoor venues.
  • Tradition in Missouri is that the bride’s family pays for the wedding.
  • St. Louis and Kansas City are the two most popular cities to get married.
  • Over half of Missouri weddings are held in the Fall months.