Post # 1
Or would it only be valid the time you obtain the license and the window time of getting married? So, let’s say you for whatever reason didn’t get your marriage license on time and you went on with your ceremony of vows and officiant. Can you get your marriage license after and will the day you got married be valid?
Post # 2
No. You’re not officially married until you, your witnesses and officiant sign the license.
Just a side note = you dont need a ceremony to make a marriage legal – just the signed paper so you can do your ceremony whenever and sign the paper when you get it. Your legal date would be the dat you signed but you can celebrate your anniversary whenever.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
A marriage is not legally valid until the license is obtained, all mandatory waiting periods have passed, and then the license is signed by all necessary parties (couple, officiant, required witnesses), dated, and filed with the jurisdiction that issued the license.
That said, a marriage ceremony, for many people, is more than just a legal thing. On a spiritual level, a marriage can be “valid” even if it is not legally “valid”. So validity really depends on what you are looking for.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
Silly_love: You can have a symbolic ceremony but for legal matters you would need to go to the courthouse to make it legit – which would be when your actual marriage date.