(Closed) how long until you received your marriage certificate?

posted 9 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I had mine in hand exactly 11 days after my Saturday wedding.  If it had been more than two weeks, I would have called.  You should call right away and explain that you needed it yesterday.  You need to contact your city clerk’s office.

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Post # 4
497 posts
Helper bee

Oh yeah, I would call. 

Post # 5
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would call the county clerk and check on it.  I got married last Saturday and we had the license back on Friday.  It shouldn’t take so long for them to record it.

Post # 6
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I got married May 23rd and have not received mine back yet. I called because they sent me a reminder notice that made me nervous and the lady acted like it was waaayyy too early to be expecting it. I’d call, but if you live in a big city like I do and got married in late spring/early summer like I did, it may take some extra time.

Post # 7
3332 posts
Sugar bee

Michigan might be different, but we were given 3 copies of our marriage license when we got married.  We kept an official copy with a seal on it and then sent in 2 copies to be filed with the state and county.  As far as I know, this is the only copy we will be receiving.  So, we got ours on the day we got married.

Post # 8
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We got married in North Carolina and pre-paid for the certificate when we got the license. We also hand-delivered the signed license to the Clerk’s office b/c we were staying in town for our honeymoon. They typed up the certificate on the spot, so it worked out quite nicely, but I know that’s not really the norm. Definitely call!

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