1. How to Become a Minister in Omaha

The first thing you'll need to do is get ordained as a minister of the Universal Life Church. If you're already ordained you can skip to the next section, but if not, you'll want to go ahead and click the button below to sign up as a minister. Get Ordainedâ„¢ provides free ordination through ULC, has no specific faith requirements, and can be completed in moments. Congrats, you're on your first step towards officiating completely legal wedding ceremonies!

Important Info for Ministers in Omaha

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

2. Learn Omaha Marriage Requirements

After ordination, the next step is contacting the specific office that issues marriage licenses in Omaha. Inform them that you're an ordained minister officiating a wedding, and ask them if they need to see any specific credentials or documents from you in order to perform a wedding. The contact information for that office in Omaha is listed below.

Office Address:
1819 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68183
Office Phone Number:
(402) 444-6767
Office Website:
Omaha Office Website

3. Who Can Officiate a Wedding in Omaha?

Well, you can, for starters! More and more, couples are asking a close friend or family member to help them tie the knot, cutting costs by foregoing costly professionals and making their wedding more personal all in one go.

Not everyone knows that they can get an officiant ordained online, however! If you're close with a couple who've recently announced their engagement, you may consider informing them that anyone can perform their wedding by getting ordained online. You might even consider offering yourself as a prospective officiant!

Average Cost of a Wedding in Omaha:

4. What You'll Need to Officiate in Omaha

Once you've contacted the office issuing the marriage license in Omaha, you should have an understanding of what exactly you'll want to order from our online store. A popular option in Omaha is the Classic Wedding Kit, which will cover all your bases and more.

Now that you've done your homework and ordered your package, it's time for the fun part: Officiating the actual wedding! If this is your first time helping a couple tie the knot (or you just need a quick refresher), we'd encourage you to take a look at our wedding training center, which has all the resources you'll need to pull off an incredible ceremony.

5. How Omaha Marriage Licenses Work

Once you've officiated the wedding, all that's left to do is sign and return the marriage license. We get it, this is the unexciting legal part, but this is a crucial step to ensuring the wedding you just performed is valid in the eyes of the law. Once the marriage license has been picked up, there is no mandatory waiting period. A Marriage license in Omaha is valid for one year, and it must be return within the time limit given after all parties sign it.

We highly encourage you to double and triple-check that the marriage license is filled out properly before it is returned to the appropriate office. After all, this is a legal document. If you have questions about how to fill it out properly, please take a look at our marriage license training page for detailed instruction.

Marriage License Waiting Period:
Marriage License Valid For:
1 Year
Return Within:
15 Days

6. Performing a Wedding in Omaha

Regardless of what kind of wedding venue couples are looking for, Omaha has something for them! Seriously, would you expect that a city in the heart of the Midwest has a castle (Joslyn Castle), one of the world's premier zoos (Henry Doorly Zoo), a thriving music scene, and more historic churches and hotels than we could ever hope to list out? Wow! The Gateway to the West truly has something for everyone.

7. What You Should Do Now for a Wedding in Omaha

Make sure you know whether the event is indoors or outdoors before you leave; Omaha has hot, humid summers with frequent thunderstorms, whereas the winter is often cold with snow and high winds.

If you've come this far, you're practically an expert on performing weddings in Omaha! If you haven't already, remember to get ordained online with the ULC by clicking the button below, and start officiating!

Already ordained? Then you're already well on your way to officiating beautiful wedding ceremonies in Omaha!