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THE MARRIAGE LICENSE
In California, every couple is required to obtain a valid marriage license before their wedding day. The rules and regulations for obtaining a marriage license vary based on the state where you reside, so it is important to contact your local registrar's office to learn more about the requirements for your area.
You will need a valid marriage license regardless of whether you are planning an in-person ceremony, an intimate elopement or a virtual zoom ceremony. We recommend that our couples apply for a marriage license at least 3 weeks in advance of their wedding. Most marriage licenses are valid for between 30 and 60 days.
We are wedding professionals and marriage license experts and we are here to guide you through this process.
THE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE
After your wedding ceremony is complete, we will finalize the marriage license application and submit to the appropriate registrar's office in order to be verified and processed into the public records.
In the weeks following your wedding, we will follow up with you to verify that you have received your marriage certificate. However, it is your responsibility to obtain a copy of this important vital record.
We always recommend that our couples acquire two copies of their marriage certificate.