Anyone know what I have to do to have a courthouse wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We got officially married at city hall – maybe that is similar? I just called them up and asked what the procedure is. But we didn’t really invite anyone so not sure if that is what you have in mind too? We basically just took our witnesses with us.  (I had my fancy wedding the day before but because our officiant wasn’t official, we also did this city hall bit)

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Totalkaos1983:  We discussed this but I do not think the FI will agree. I had emailed the courthouse in the county we were considering and they emailed me back today and said to call to make an appt or to see if the time was available.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you’re in the US, most counties have a webpage with all of the particulars on getting the marriage license, etc. It varies from state to state and from county to county. If your county doesn’t have a web page, you could call them for the details.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Totalkaos1983:  Nashville, TN.

In a lot of states you no longer have a waiting period. In fact I thnk SC, where I live, is one of the only to still require this but don’t quote me because I am not 100%. I do know, because we considered getting married these other places, that GA, TN, NC and of course NV do not.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  MrsUPS.
Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Totalkaos1983:  Oh, and FL, unless you are a resident. Which makes no sense to me.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Totalkaos1983:  From what I remember, I got the marriage license at the same place.  They were very helpful – the woman there had obviously done it a million times, and she walked me through step by step.

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