If you are thinking about getting married at Burning Man, there are a few things you should know before you go.
If your officiant lives outside Nevada, you and your fiancé(e) will need to give that person both your full names and address(es) so that s/he can obtain written permission to marry you. It will probably take your officiant a few weeks to secure this permission. The County Clerk *might* give your officiant last-minute permission to perform your wedding, but why make extra work for her?
Before Burning Man, go to the Pershing County Clerk’s office to get a marriage license. The County Clerk will issue your license on the spot, so you can stop there on the way to Burning Man. You need to bring $60 (per couple) for the license and you both need a driver’s license or some other reliable form of ID. (If you’re NOT a citizen of the U.S. you’ll need a passport.) Nevada does not require a blood test to get a marriage license. The County Clerk’s office is in Lovelock (east of the Burning Man site on I-80) at 398 Main St. It’s open normal office hours Monday through Friday.
If you would like to request my officiating services for Burning Man, you can choose from three service packages below:
- Pre-written ceremony (choose from two non-religious templates) – $75
- You-send-me-your-script ceremony – $100
- We develop a script together – $200
For the purpose of Burning Man, I do not plan full staging and blocking (processional, bridal march, and recessional). You are responsible for any correspondence and licensing fees with the Pershing County Clerk’s Office. Each package comes with a meet n greet and rehearsal. I will be on-playa from August 25th to September 6th.