When will you pick up your marriage license?

posted 8 years ago in April 2011
Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@cosmocity:

We just went for ours yesterday! It’s good for 90 days, so we figured that’s one less thing to worry about later.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are picking ours up the monday before the wedding. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

In WA, it’s good for 60 days, so we actually got it last week! Fiance was on vacation and I work from home, so we went during my lunch break. Since the office closes at 4:30, I didn’t want him to have to leave work early when he already has vacation days last week. So we did it! We have it!

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

In Nevada you can get them up to a year in advance or the same day.  We got ours 364 days before our wedding will be because we are going back to Nevada to get married but recently moved out of state….now I just have to make sure I don’t lose it…

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We’re picking it up on our way to the hotel, the day before the wedding.  I filled out the pre-application online on my lunch break yesterday.  Thanks, Nevada!

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We are getting ours on Tuesday!  We applied on Thursday and there is a 3 day waiting period in MA. Once we have it, it is good for 60 days.

Post # 23
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Helper bee

It definitely depends on what state you’re in, so make sure to check your state and county/city laws (which I’m sure you have).

In VA there is no waiting period, and the license is good for 60 days, I think. We picked ours up the Monday or Tuesday before the wedding. It probably took us about 15 minutes total. Then our officiant mailed it in. She gave us an unofficial marriage certificate, but we haven’t done anything with it. We also have copies of the official marriage license for legal purposes like name changing, but they’re just photocopies and nothing special to look at.

Post # 24
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Helper bee

Oops, double post.

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We’re getting married April 15, and picking up our wedding license April 1. : )

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Just picked it up today 🙂 It was kind of exciting!

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