How to Secure Your Dream Wedding in Indianapolis

November 21, 2023

First off, congratulations on your recent engagement! The excitement is contagious, and we’re thrilled to be a part of this journey with you.

Undoubtedly, one of the first questions you’ve been asked, is “When’s the big day?” If you’re contemplating the timing of your Indianapolis wedding, particularly when to book a venue, we’ve prepared some insights just for you.

How Soon to Book a Wedding in Indianapolis?

The key factor in determining when to secure a wedding venue, is your desired wedding date and season. If you have a specific timeframe in mind—be it a particular season or date—consider how many months away it is. If your dream date is within the next 0-6 months, it’s best to book both a venue and a wedding planner sooner rather than later, to ensure a seamless process.

On the other hand, if you’re open to options, or have other significant life events on the horizon (such as starting a new job, completing school, or buying a house), a longer engagement might be preferable. Even if your wedding is a year or more away, we still recommend securing your venue and a wedding planner as soon as possible.

This early planning ensures that crucial elements are in place, and it increases the likelihood of getting your preferred date, venue, and vendors.

Planning Your Wedding in Indianapolis

Whether your engagement is short or long, professional wedding planners like INDUSTRY Planning are here to turn your vision into reality. Even if you think you can handle the planning solo, reconsidering the assistance of a planner is strongly encouraged.

Here’s why:

Investing in a wedding planner pays off in countless ways, saving you time, money, and stress. A planner allows you to fully enjoy your wedding day by handling logistics and focusing on intricate details. INDUSTRY Planning offers various packages, from Month-Of Coordination to Full-Service Planning, catering to your specific needs.

What You Need to Get Married in Indianapolis, Indiana

To legally tie the knot in Indianapolis, ensure you have the following:

Bring one of the following forms of identification to prove your date of birth:

  • Certified copy of birth certificate; copy of a birth record; or certification of birth issued by state department of health or similar public office
  • Certified copy of a judicial decree that establishes the date of birth
  • Passport
  • Valid driver’s license or other identification issued by a state or another governmental entity that contains date of birth and current address
  • Immigration or naturalization record showing date of birth
  • US selective service card or armed forces record showing date of birth
  • Court record or document or record issued by a governmental entity showing the date of birth

The marriage license fee is $25.00 if one or both parties are Indiana residents, and $65.00 for out-of-state residents. Some offices also charge an additional document fee of $4.00.  Each copy of the Certified Marriage License (required for name change at BMV, SSN, etc.) is also $4.00. Most counties require these fees to be paid in cash.

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Getting Marred in Indiana:

  • To be married in the State of Indiana, a couple must have a marriage license.  To apply for a marriage license in Indiana, both you and your future spouse must appear in person at the Clerk’s Office in an Indiana county where one of you resides. 
  • For out-of-state residents, apply for a license in the Indiana county where the marriage will be solemnized.
  • A marriage license is valid for 60 days from the date it is issued, and couples may be married as early as the same day. Couples who do not marry within the 60 days must apply for a new license before marrying.

Book Your Dream Wedding Today

Regardless of your preferred wedding date, INDUSTRY is eager to be part of your special day. Connect with our dedicated team today to explore our versatile venue, diverse planning packages, and more. Your dream wedding in Indianapolis awaits!