Post # 1
So when Darling Husband and I got married, we got our licence the day before the wedding… if we couldn’t get it the day before the courthouse by my parent’s house had morning hours on certain Saturdays to accomodate people wanting to get these licences. I remember mentioning it to one of my BM’s and she FLIPPED out (causing a lot of unnecessary stress and paranoia on my part). Continually saying that I need to double check, triple check, and quadruple check the requirements. Because when her and her hubby got married in FL they had to wait 3 days. This made me super paranoid.. but I knew for a fact that in VA there is none and due to hubby’s work schedule we weren’t going to be able to get it until then. Anyways to the point, did you have to waiting period between when you got/applied for your marraige license and when you could actually get married? I’m just curious as to what the majority of what you bee had to deal with.
PS: I looked up FL’s rules and Darling Husband and I would have been fine getting it the day before because we had a marraige prep program which would have made us exempt from the waiting period.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Nope! They actally just got rid of it
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I remember that our county had a waiting period, and I’m pretty sure that it was 48 hours with no exceptions.
Post # 5
PA and NJ both have 3 day waiting periods between application and being able to pick up the license and get married. My brother was married in AR and there is no waiting period. I registered as an officiant and I almost married a couple right there in the county clerk’s office 🙂
Post # 7
Where I live now (Quebec), it’s a 20 day waiting period. In the state where I’m getting married, we could in theory get the license and say “I do” right after.
Post # 8
@kittyface: 20 days! wow! that’s so long!!!!!
Post # 10
There used to be a waiting period in Ontario (I think it was 3 days) but that has recently been abolished.
Post # 11
there was no waiting period in ontario but once you pick up your license, you only have 90 days or it is no longer valid.
Post # 12
Australia has a 1 month waiting period. Our celebrant (who was also our church pastor) handled it, just giving us the paperwork to sign.
Post # 13
We have a 72 hour waiting period here in Louisiana.
Post # 14
Florida has a three day waiting period unless you have marriage counseling. And it is good for 30 days once you get it.
Post # 15
No waiting period AND bonus: my mom works in the clerks office, so she’s the one who will actually sit with us and take our information for our marriage license. 🙂
Post # 16
Nope. I live in Las Vegas. 😉