Post # 1
Hey Bees! Wondering if anyone has done the destination wedding/marriage license stuff.
My FI and I live in Indiana and are actually getting married in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. We will not be going down to Florida until Thurs morning (getting married Saturday)… We plan to get our marriage license first thing when we get down to FL on thursday morning. I have read the “you have to wait three days” rule on some websites, but most say if you are from out of state this rule does not apply. Is this correct?? I had a panic moment at first when I saw this…
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
jennifer_jean: Based on the Co Clerk’s Website it seems you’re correct that if you both have acceptable proof you live out of state they will waive the waiting period. Just call to make sure you bring all the documentation they require. It varies a lot by state and even county in some cases.
For example in my state you just pay more money to waive the waiting period. But every county charges a different amount. Best to call to be sure.
Post # 3
I don’t live in Florida, but I know in my state the waiting period can be waived for an extra fee.
I would call the county clerks office to find out for sure. It would be terrible to get down there and find out the waiting period can’t be waived
Post # 4
As PP have said, I would call the county clerks office to verify with them, also let them know when your wedding is as they may know if the rules might change before then and may let you know if any issues could arise (which is very unlikely!).
Post # 5
Ms_Purple: a_day_at_the_fair: MrsFNL: Okay, Thanks ladies!!!! I will definitely call the Clerks office to make sure!
Post # 6
jennifer_jean: Please update this, because FI and I are from Indiana and having the wedding in Ft Lauderdale, as well. I had that same exact question when I saw that.
Post # 7
FYI – I just got married in FL last month and from Texas. As soon as we landed (Thursday arrival and Saturday wedding), we headed straight for the court house and filled out the paperwork. Cost us $84 and 20 minutes to do it. I suggest you do the same in case anything goes wrong. Just showed our drivers license and that was it. No waiting period or anything. It was awesome. Got my marriage license 3 weeks later.
Post # 8
Cmsatx2014: That’s good to know! That’s what we plan to do when we arrive Thursday morning. Thanks!!