(Closed) marriage license

posted 8 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

We had to answer that same question in PA.  Where we were born, where our parents were born, where everyone in this group is currently living and doing for a profession.  No idea why, but we just went along with it!

Post # 5
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4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh wow, I’m glad you posted this too!  I have no idea where my father was born.  Thank goodness I have 9 months to find out!  Probably gonna take me that long to find HIM………….

Post # 6
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3332 posts
Sugar bee

I think this might depend on your state, so I’d check with your local authorities.  However, I know, in Michigan, we needed both our parents states of birth AND their Social Security numbers.  Luckily, they were on our birth certificates (which we needed as well).

Post # 7
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1044 posts
Bumble bee

They asked me where my parents were born as well as his parents when we went to get our marriage license.  We did it two days before we got married, but thinking back I wish I would have gotten it done sooner because with everything going on I almost didn’t have the time to do it.

Post # 8
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2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I believe it depends on the state. Like Bruschetta mentioned, I had to provide the same details. The good thing is that we didn’t need to provide any documents, just have the cash and answer their questions.

Post # 9
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138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

In Texas we only had to tell them where we were born, provide our driver’s license and answer a few questions like, are we related (sidenote: really?? People actually try to do this enough that they deem it necessary to ask??? EWWW), have we ever been married before (I think if we had answered yes then we’d have to show the divorce decree) and do we owe any child support.  It was a fairly easy process…the only tough part was taking the time off work to go to the office since they aren’t open on Saturdays.

Post # 10
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6010 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Usually, you can get a copy of the license application from your clerk or recorder’s office before you go in officially; that way, you know what kind of information they need, and you can bring it with you when you officially apply for the marriage license. 

Post # 11
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162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We had to include that as well in Ohio!

Post # 13
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1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow, in Maryland, we basically just showed up with our passports.  I don’t even remember if we gave them our parent’s names, all I remember is that I was confused when they asked “Relationship?” I almost answered “We’re about to get married” when my husband said no, we were not related to each other.

Post # 14
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2004 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

They have to ask if you are related because that’s part of the law, that you can’t marry a close relative.

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