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

Montana State Flower

Do you want to use the state flower in your wedding bouquet?
The state flower of Montana is the beautiful Bitterroot.  (Pictured above)
The Bitterroot flowers are borne on short stems during the month of March.

Getting Your Marriage License

If you are getting married in the sate of Montana, you must first apply for a wedding license at any in-state county clerk office.   Some of the offices in Alabama are called a ‘marriage license bureau’ and they are usually located in the county probate court, or circuit court.

Marriage license fee: $53

  • Minimum age to get a marriage license in Montana: Age 16
  • Females under the age of 50 are required to submit to a Reubella Blood Test.
  • There is NO waiting period.
  • The wedding license is valid for 180 days.
  • Residency is NOT required.
  • 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 start in mid-June with temperatures in the upper 70’s.   In July and August the temperatures are in the low 80’s.  Clear blue skies with beautiful afternoon thunderstorms are the norm.

Winter weather starts at the beginning of November and lasts until March.  Temperatures linger around the freezing point and below freezing December through February.

September temperature drops into the 60’s.  Blue skies and crisp temperatures until the end of October.   Be prepared for some years to have an early snowstorm.

Springtime can be very soggy in Montana.  The snow is melting, turning the weather an unreliable mess. 

Popular Montana Wedding Traditions

  • Most engaged couples in Montana choose to get married outdoors during the warm temperatures.
  • Indoor wedding venues are just as popular as outdoor venues.
  • Montana is also known for some rustic weddings.   A Montana ranch can bring postcard perfect pictures.
  • Tradition in Montana is that the bride’s family pays for the wedding.
  • Billings, Great Falls and Missoula are the three most popular cities to get married.
  • Montana has plenty of venues to say, “I Do”.