(Closed) Marriage License?

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Helper bee

Ahh good questions, I’m not sure either… We have a friend officiating and he got online certification, so I was thinking about getting the certificate, etc. signed before the wedding, like what would happen at a courthouse wedding..?

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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Twobridesarebetterthanone:  

You need a license for the state in which you will be married

http://www.usmarriagelaws.com/md_maryland/marriage_licenses/

http://www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/queenannes/marriage.html

The officiant must be ordained by a church, but that can be online, so a friend can do ot.

Officiants: Any minister of the gospel authorized by the rules and customs of their church may perform marriages. Minister must complete the marriage license and marriage certificate and give one certificate to the couple. Another certificate and the license must be returned to the clerk of the Court of Common Pleas within five days after the marriage.

 

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - country club in Michigan

maryland. You cant use a dc license in a maryland ceremony. its always the state the ceremony is in. Wer’e in dc too, but getting married in Michigan, so we’ll be getting a Michigan license. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’m getting married in Maryland, but was thinking about a DC wedding. If you’re getting married in DC, you get your license from the DC circuit court. If you’re marrying in Maryland, you get the license from the county clerk in the county you are marrying in. I’m getting married in Howard County, so I got my license from the Howard County clerks office. Not sure about the second part. I think the easiest thing for you to do is apply at the DC courthouse, have an “unofficial”, but legal marriage at the courthouse, then have your official wedding ceremony with your sister. That way you don’t have to worry about the legalities of your sister being ordained online.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Just to be clear Maryland marriage license are county specific. You can’t get a license in Prince George’s County and then get married in Anne Arrundel County. Luckily, you only need one person to fill out the application in person and if neither of you can go to the county beforehand there’s a non-resident form you can fill out online.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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Twobridesarebetterthanone:  Your license needs to be from the state AND county the marriage ceremony will take place in.

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