At this point it seems, to me at least, common knowledge, that you can no longer just go to the courthouse and get married in Indiana. But, I don’t think it’s quite common knowledge yet. Funny thing about being a wedding officiant is I don’t have a lot of repeat business. I do have a lot of referral business and that’s how word get’s out that you can’t get married at the courthouse. You learn from friends or when you go to pick up your marriage license and they tell you. The interesting thing about being a wedding officiant in Indiana, more specifically, a wedding officiant in Indianapolis is, I perform the same task a Justice of the Peace or a judge or lawyer might when it comes to being legally married.
In order to legally marry someone in Indiana you have to fit certain criterial. Being an ordained minister is one of them. That means, because I’m an ordained minister I can marry couples. But, just because I’m ordained, it doesn’t mean I have to perform a religious ceremony. The majority of my business is performing Simple Ceremonies just like a justice of the peace, a judge or a lawyer would. I sign the documents and make your marriage legal. I perform a simple ceremony or no real ceremony at all. My fee is a lot less then a lawyer and I’m easier to schedule then a judge.
I have, in the past, performed many wedding ceremonies inside the City County Building in Indianapolis. I've married many LGBTQ couples right inside the Clerk’s office or in the building after Indiana made same gender marriage legal before the rest of the country. Many couples chose to elope in Indiana just to make their long time relationships legal. They would call me ahead of time and we would plan to meet when they arrived, I’d sign the papers and they’d turn around and go back home, legally married.
They no longer allow anyone to get married inside the City County Building. What I do offer is the next best thing. I can meet you at the City County building and marry you outside. I can sign the paperwork, perform a quick ceremony and take pictures, if you like. You can then take the completed marriage license back inside and file the paperwork and your are done. If you plan ahead, you can still get married in less than an hour.
Apply for your marriage license online before you go to the Clerk’s Office, make sure you bring proper ID and proof of address, schedule a time for me to meet you there and you can still get married at the courthouse in less than an hour. By hiring a professional wedding officiant you can make your quick, get married at the courthouse, process easy.
A courthouse wedding is a great option if you are planning a destination wedding or you just have to make it legal today. You will save money with the Simple Ceremony in my home in Fishers but you will save a lot of time by scheduling a courthouse wedding in Indianapolis or Noblesville!
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Victoria Meyer has been a professional wedding officiant providing legal wedding services and performing weddings in Indiana for the past 8 years. She has married over 2500 couples. You can get married today in Indy! She has received the Couples Choice Reward from Wedding Wire 5 years running. She has been State Best and Local Best according to My Wedding's since 2013. She has also been voted Best of The Knot.