(Closed) Wedding license question

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@PinkAndPearls2013:  You have to get the license in the state where you’re getting married. Make sure to check the NY requirments in advance because there may be a waiting period and you may have to get your license in the same county as your wedding.

Post # 4
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1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

NY- you get it in the state where you’ll be married.  

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

New York.  Look up the county where you’re getting married and you’ll find out what you need to do.  It will be the vital records office.  In some states you can get the license in any county and in some it has to be the county you’re getting married in.  Also, some have a waiting period and it varies.  Some are good for several months and some only for a few weeks.  Also, make sure your officiant can legally marry you in that state (if you’re bringing someone in).

Post # 6
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642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Not sure how it works in the US, but I am in Ontario Canada, and I have to get it in the township I am getting married in. 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Some counties have specific waiting periods, so if you’re only getting to NY a day before the wedding and it has a three day waiting period, you won’t be able to marry! I don’t know what county in NY you’re looking at, so I just picked on in Hudson Valley. In Dutchess, it’s 24 hours: 

Where do you get a marriage license?

A couple who intends to be married in New York State must apply together in person for a marriage license to any town or city clerk in the state. 

Is there a waiting period?

Yes. Although the marriage license is issued immediately, the marriage ceremony may not take place within 24 hours from the exact time that the license was issued. When both applicants are 16 years of age or older, the 24-hour waiting period may be waived by an order of a justice of the Supreme Court or a judge of the County Court of the county in which either of the applicants resides.”

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@PinkAndPearls2013:  Yes, but please check the specific county and if you want to make sure, I would call the town clerk to make sure of their hours and what documentation you need– if you only have a one shot at it! 🙂

Post # 11
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504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

You actually have to go to the specific TOWN you are in, and get the license from them.

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