1. How to Become a Minister in Sedgwick County

The first step you’ll need to take is to become an ordained ULC minister (assuming you haven’t completed this part already). Get Ordained™ provides ordination through the Universal Life Church free of charge and welcomes all who feel called to ministry. It’s also easy to join; the process can be done entirely online and takes only a few minutes from start to finish. Once ordained, you’ll have the authority to perform legal marriage ceremonies! To begin, just click the button below.

Important Info for Ministers in Sedgwick County

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

2. Learn Sedgwick County Marriage Requirements

Your next step will be to reach out to the office that processes marriage licenses in Sedgwick County. Let them know that you’re an ordained minister and that you’re curious about what documents or credentials they need to see from you, as the wedding officiant, before performing a ceremony in their jurisdiction. You’ll find contact information for the Sedgwick County office listed below.

Office Address:
525 North Main St
Wichita, KS 67203
Office Phone Number:
(316) 660-5800

3. Who Can Officiate a Wedding in Sedgwick County?

One great candidate: You! (At least, as soon as you are ordained). We all know that weddings are notoriously spendy, but one way that couples are reducing their costs – and bringing deeper meaning to the event – is by choosing an officiant they know personally.

For loved ones who are asked to officiate, this is an incredible honor; serving in the role of officiant signifies a deep level of faith and trust between you and the couple. But not all couples are aware this is an option! If someone you love has an upcoming wedding, you might offer to preside over the ceremony as an ordained minister in case they hadn't considered it. In the end, the decision will of course be theirs.

Average Cost of a Wedding in Sedgwick County:

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

After speaking with the office in Sedgwick County, you should have a clearer idea of what you might need to order from our online catalog. Many of our ministers in Sedgwick County decide to get an Classic Wedding Kit, though your choice may vary based on the specific requirements in place.

With all that prep work out of the way, you’ll be set to officiate the wedding! Woohoo! If this is your first time performing a wedding (or you just want to brush up on your knowledge) head over to our wedding training center, where you’ll find all sorts of useful tools and resources.

5. How Sedgwick County Marriage Licenses Work

After the ceremony is over, your last (and vital) responsibility will be to sign and return the marriage license. In Sedgwick County, a marriage license is valid for 6 months. Once it has been picked up, there is a mandatory 3-day waiting period before the wedding ceremony may be performed. Please keep in mind that the license must be returned within the prescribed period after signing.

This is a legal document, so please double-check that it is correctly filled out before returning it to the office that issued it. For detailed instructions on how to fill out a marriage license, visit our marriage license training page.

Marriage License Waiting Period:
3 Days
Marriage License Valid For:
6 Months
Return Within:
10 Days

6. Performing a Wedding in Sedgwick County

There's plenty of options for couples looking to get married in Sedgwick County thanks to Wichita being the most populated city in the state! You'll find historical homes and outdoor parks as well as urban venues all capable of hosting a beautiful wedding ceremony. The wide range of cultural backgrounds in the county has enriched the art and music scene and made it the go-to town for major music artists. With so much to do, folks will have tons of activities to participate in around the wedding day.

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

Be prepared for temperatures in the 90s during the summer and below-freezing temperatures in the winter when planning to attend a wedding here.

Now that you know everything there is to know about Sedgwick County weddings, don’t forget to take that all-important first step in this process by officially becoming ordained with the ULC! Click the button below to get the ball rolling.

Once ordained, you’ll be well on your way to performing legal wedding ceremonies in Sedgwick County!