(Closed) Frustrated – can’t anything go right?! Marriage license vent…

posted 8 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

That is very frustrating. That information would have been helpful on their website! Maybe you guys could take off a day of work to make it worth your while?

Post # 5
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1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ah the joys of paperwork!  <– sarcasm

Our priest is from Mexico and just visiting for two months, so he had to get a special letter stating he’s able to perform marriages in Wisconsin.  I didn’t realize there was such a rule until we applied for the marriage license.  Now they’ve been holding my license hostage until that letter comes in… good thing I started applying early!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@7SEVENJ9: Are you allowed to apply for your license this early?  In Wisconsin, our licenses are only good for 30 days, so applying any earlier wouldn’t have done us any good.

Post # 9
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1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

In Colorado I think you can get your license anywhere in the state. Maybe you can get it closer to home? Then again you can consider yourself married in Colorado if you “hold yourself out in public as husband and wife.” No paperwork required. I find that amusing.

Post # 11
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2475 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

So annoying.  When we went to go get our marriage license, turns out we picked the one week day where the entire courthouse was closed.  It was election day.  It was such a pain to go there together and find out the whole place was closed!

Post # 13
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6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think it matters where you file!

I drove 30min to a small town because the license was $65 cheaper than it was in my big city LOL!

Also, on my small town website it said to call to make sure the clerk was in that day. And so the first day we were going to go, we called, and found out she was home sick. So we worked that day as normal and went another day.

So I suggest calling to confirm before you go!

Post # 14
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1398 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am having the same problem as you, but handling it differently. We live in CA, and wedding is in NJ, and they only allow 30 days notice. We won’t have time/money/vacation days to take off to go do this, so we’re getting courthouse married the week before we fly to NJ! I don’t know how you feel about that, but we’re thinking its just the paperwork and our day will still be our day, its the ceremony that matters.

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