1. How to Become a Minister in Sussex County

If you haven't already, you'll want to get ordained as a ULC minister by clicking the button below. Get Ordainedâ„¢ offers ordination through Universal Life Church within moments and completely free of charge. All you have to do is sign up, fill out a short form, and you'll be a legally ordained minister, able to officiate weddings and more. Sign up today!

Important Info for Ministers in Sussex County

ULC Ordination Accepted:
Minister Registration Required:
Documents Required:
Minister's Residency:
Minister's Minimum Age:

2. Learn Sussex County Marriage Requirements

Once you're ordained, the next thing you'll want to do is contact the office in Sussex County that handles marriage licenses. You'll want to tell them that you're an ordained minister officiating a wedding, and ask what documentation they want to see from you in order to officiate a wedding. You can find the Sussex County office's contact information below.

Office Address:
2 The Circle (PO Box 589)
Georgetown, DE 19947
Office Phone Number:
(302) 855-7700

3. Who Can Officiate a Wedding in Sussex County?

If you're ordained as a minister of the Universal Life Church, you can! Many couples are choosing to both cut costs and personalize their event by enlisting a close family friend or loved one to officiate their ceremony.

The couple could ask anyone, but they've asked you to forever be a part of their love story! Consider it a great honor. It's important to note that not everyone knows that this is even an option. If you know someone who has an upcoming wedding, you might consider asking who is performing their ceremony, and let them know that you're available if needed. Who knows, you might just get a reputation as a go-to officiant!

Average Cost of a Wedding in Sussex County:

4. What You'll Need to Officiate in Sussex County

The office in Sussex County will be able to tell you what you'll need to pick up from our online store in order to perform a wedding. One of the most popular options for ministers in Sussex County is the Classic Wedding Kit!

Now you can get to the fun part: officiating the wedding itself. Whether it's your first time performing a wedding, or you just need to refresh your memory, we suggest taking a look at our wedding training center, which is full of all the resources you'll need to give the couple the wedding they deserve.

5. How Sussex County Marriage Licenses Work

With the ceremony complete, the last - and most important - responsibility remains: Signing and returning the marriage license. A marriage license in Sussex County is valid for 30 days, so don't delay. Keep in mind that once the marriage license has been obtained, there is a mandatory one-day waiting period before the wedding ceremony can happen. Also note that the marriage license must be returned to the office that issued it within the time limit given after it has been signed.

Remember, this is a legal document! Take your time to ensure that it's been filled out properly before it is returned to the issuing office. If you need in-depth instructions on how to fill it out, take a look at our marriage license training page for assistance.

Marriage License Waiting Period:
1 Day
Marriage License Valid For:
30 Days
Return Within:
By Expiration

6. Performing a Wedding in Sussex County

Sussex County is located in the southern part of Delaware and is home to much-loved Rehoboth Beach. Rehoboth Beach is home to boardwalks, a beautiful and clean oceanfront, as well as many beach houses for rent and venues that take advantage of the pristine beaches right in their backyard. Sometimes you can even catch free concerts on the beach! Going inland, you'll find a state park and lots of other scenic activities. Sussex County is a great place to host a wedding, a beach wedding or not!

7. What You Should Do Now for a Wedding in Sussex County

Weddings in Sussex County are perhaps best held in the summertime, when you can wear your beach gear without shivering.

You know the ins and outs of officiating weddings in Sussex County now, but don't forget to sign up as a ULC minister for free by clicking the button below!

With this first step conquered, you'll be officiating fully legal weddings in Sussex County in no time!