(Closed) marriage license: same day?

posted 10 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

You have to go back and pick it up later — 2 days, I think, but you can have someone else pick it up.  We got married in Philly, but don’t live there, so we were able to apply for the license on a Thursday, stay for the weekend and leave, and my Mother-In-Law picked up the marriage license on Monday.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

We got ours right away?  There was still a 3-day waiting period until we could actually get married, but nothing had to be mailed to us.  We got our license in Delaware County/Media, if that makes any difference.

Post # 5
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Worker bee

julie’s right.  we dont’ live in PA, we live in NY, but we are getting married in Erie County where my parents live.  My fiance and i went and applied and my mom picked it up the next week. (we went friday and it was ready on monday)

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

we got ours in Mont  Co, no problems, went  in, gave our info, swore  we weren’t related and left with the marriage license

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

also, Mont Co was $45 where as the website for Bucks said it was $60

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I don’t know how it is for other counties, but we got our license in Centre City Philadelphia at City Hall and it was good for anywhere in PA.  We got it the same day we applied for it, but we weren’t "allowed" to get married for 3 days after getting.  Also, at City Hall, it cost us $80!  Our license was the most expensive that I have heard of, but at the time, we thought they all cost that much. 🙁  It is a kind of fancy one, though, with little drawings in the background of the Liberty Bell, City Hall, Betsey Ross, etc.  Still, the design wasn’t worth the extra money. 

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