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Oklahoma is home to cities, plains, and other surprisingly diverse landscape. Your Oklahoma wedding is sure to take advantage of all the Sooner State has to offer. With 39 Native American Nations, beautiful state parks, real cowboys, and southern hospitality, an incredible event awaits!
Tulsa, the state's second largest city and part of Green Country in northeast Oklahoma, is a thriving metropolis filled with wedding potential. Tulsa is a cultural haven filled with art deco architecture begging for a vintage style Oklahoma wedding. The Arkansas River flows through the city, providing gorgeous river views and plenty of green space ideal for your event. Edmond is an art lover's paradise with a small town air. The historic downtown area exudes southern charm, while historic buildings and surrounding wineries and golf clubs await the wedding of your dreams. The Armstrong Auditorium is Edmond's shining star and draws impressive cultural performances. Oklahoma City, the capital of the state, offers cosmopolitan conveniences alongside natural wonders like the Oklahoma River. Visitors flock to cultural gems like Myriad Botanical Gardens, Lake Hefner, or any of the many museums in Oklahoma City, and each of these locales would be ideal for a wedding. All you have to do is choose the look and feel you want for your wedding, and Oklahoma will have the location for you.
Once you've chosen your Oklahoma wedding venues, you'll be able to work on décor. Let your location inspire you. If you've chosen to get married in one the incredible art deco buildings in Oklahoma, go for a roaring '20s wedding. Aim for gilded touches in gold and silver that mirror the details in the architecture, and incorporate warm materials like velvet and leather for that luxe feel. If you've chosen an outdoor venue, allow Oklahoma's natural beauty to shine through. Create large bouquets of the state's national flower-the Oklahoma Rose-to create a fragrant, luscious atmosphere. The deep red color is a beautiful hue for any season and pairs well with light colors in the spring and summer, or deep jewel tones in the winter and fall. Almost any season in Oklahoma is likely to be met with sunshine. This state enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year through all four seasons, and the weather is generally quite temperate. However, the weather in Oklahoma is known for changing quickly, so be prepared for a wedding in any weather with extra layers and be extra vigilant during tornado season.
When it comes to choosing your Oklahoma wedding catering and planning the, stay true to the southern comfort of the state with Oklahoma favorites like barbequed pork, cornbread, black-eyed peas, and biscuits. Whether you offer your guests buttered grits and catfish, or cast iron fried chicken and whiskey apple coleslaw, any menu is sure to please. Once you've eaten your fill, you'll be ready to get on the floor and dance. Look for the perfect band to compliment your chosen space, whether that means a DJ or live band, Oklahoma has plenty to offer.
In much of Oklahoma, the cost of a wedding is well below the national average, although costs creep up in larger cities. To keeps costs low, work with local vendors and use your environment to create your own décor. Keep travel costs for your guest in mind, too, as you plan your wedding in Oklahoma. There are three major airports in the Sooner State, so depending on where your wedding is located, guests may need to drive a bit. The legendary Route 66 is a popular way to travel through the state, and you can provide guests with helpful information about the Mother Road.
A marriage license in Oklahoma requires one valid government ID and about $50 in cash. If you provide proof of attending a state-approved premarital counseling course, the license will cost you just $5. There is no waiting period in Oklahoma unless you are recently divorced and once issued, the marriage license is valid for 30 days.