(Closed) Getting a Marriage License…Not hard, right?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

it’s different depending on state, even by county and city. Check with the town clerk if you have any questions and to verify what you need to bring and how the process works.  

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@SweetMelissa429:  Depends on the State.

Here in Florida you fill out the application and sign it in front of a clerk at the clerk of courts office.  Then the clerk issues you a Marriage License; this is the document the officiant signs on the day you gte married.  The license gets mailed back and filed with the court then a week or two later you order certified copies to use for your name change, etc…

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

In Texas, it was super simple. We went to the courthouse, filled out a form and precented our driver’s licenses. Then we each made a sworn statement (I can’t remember what we were swearing to, maybe not being married to someone else or something like that?). We had to pay cash and then we were given the license, our officiant signed it at the wedding and mailed it in for us, we got it back about a week later.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@SweetMelissa429:  Your idea of calling the clerk is spot on. I am an attorney, and I call the clerk for procedural information all the time! They do this stuff EVERY DAY, and they are super helpful and they will be able to tell you exactly what you need to do. The law and procedure varies greatly from state to state, so the clerk will be able to tell you what you need to do in your state.

Good luck!!

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