(Closed) When did you/will you get your marriage licence?

posted 3 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: When did you/will you get your marriage licence?
    The first day we could (heck we considered camping out the night before!) : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Within the first month that we could. : (7 votes)
    20 %
    A few weeks before the wedding. : (16 votes)
    46 %
    A few days before the wedding. : (9 votes)
    26 %
    The day of the wedding. : (1 votes)
    3 %
    Didn't get one. : (0 votes)
    Wait! Do I need one? I took my driving test isn't that enough? : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 2
    1506 posts
    Bumble bee

    I can’t remember exactly, but I’m pretty sure we went within the first few days we were able to. I was excited too! It feels real once that’s done!

    Post # 3
    1646 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    We haven’t actually planned it out but we will probably get it 2-3 weeks beforehand. Within the month of our ceremony, that’s for sure. 

    Post # 4
    2170 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014


    renwoman:  We went and got ours almost as soon as we were able to. I had to arrange our initial meeting with our Marriage Commissioner for a time when DH would be home from work. He works away from home 14 days at a time so most things have to be planned around his schedule. So we got our marriage licence the same day we met with our marriage commissioner, which was about 3 months prior to the wedding. We left it with him after the meeting too which was great because knowing us it would have got crumpled, torn, lost or thrown away had we kept it at our house that long!

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 2 months ago by  sillysillybee.
    Post # 5
    1092 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Here in IL, licenses are good for 60 days. We got married on 5/17 and got our license on 3/20.

    Post # 6
    2974 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    we got ours about a month before our wedding

    Post # 7
    490 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We had to do it 24hrs in advance so we went to the Town Clerk 48hrs just to be safe!  

    And then our official copy just came back to us in the mail yesterday, so a week & three days after getting married 🙂

    Post # 8
    186 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Blue Horse Farm

    In WI we can only get ours 30 days in advance with a 6 day waiting period, so we will probably get ours 2-3 weeks before the wedding.

    Post # 9
    2137 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think in Jersey (US) they are only good for 30 days. We will likely get it the first week of the month we are getting married in. So in two months or so from now…. I am suddenly feeling nervous/excited thinking about it. Let me get off of this thread before I have a small panic attack!

    Post # 10
    1725 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We got ours about a month before the wedding.

    Post # 11
    7092 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We had to get ours at least seven days before and it was only good for thirty days and we had to go out of state to get it. Luckily our license trip coincided with another reason to go back so we got it about three weeks out. If we lived in that state I would have gotten it ASAP so I wouldn’t have to worry about it.

    Post # 12
    1411 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We’re getting married in a different county, four hundred miles away, so we’re getting it three days before our wedding.

    Post # 13
    1723 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014


    renwoman:  In CA you can get your marriage license up to 90 days prior to the wedding, and we got it almost exactly one month before (got it April 1st, wedding was May 2)

    Post # 14
    139 posts
    Blushing bee

    It depends on your state, because the expiration varies. For us, we do it the month of but not so close as to the day before obviously. Even so, the license takes like 24 hours to be valid.

    Post # 15
    8979 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We got (and pre-signed) ours about two or three days before we got married.

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