How to Get a Marriage License
Everything you need to know to make your union official on paper.
Amid the blur of organizing your wedding and honeymoon plans, it’s surprisingly easy to forget that you actually have to get married on paper. A marriage license is basically your permit for eternal love—the legal confirmation that you and your partner are free and eligible to marry one another. Sure, it’s paperwork, but it’s still exciting (not to mention necessary).
So where do you even start? The Internet will likely be your best bet here. Most, if not all, states have a government website with ample information on what materials and documents are required and the office’s contact information. (Psst… check out this helpful website on US marriage laws.)
Once you know in which municipality (city, district and county) your nuptials will take place, you’ll need to locate where to obtain the…
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