Filing Tips for Tennessee Marriage Licenses

  Preparing to get married in Tennessee? There are a few things to keep in mind as you apply for a marriage license in the “volunteer state.” Follow our tips below to ensure a smooth application process and ultimately a marriage that is legal in t …

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North Carolina Marriage License Application Video

Your North Carolina Marriage License is the official document you need for a legal marriage in the United States. Learn insider filing tips for North Carolina residents in our quick video!  

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Marriage License Application Process in South Carolina

Planning to say “I do” in South Carolina? Relax…the marriage license application process is easy! Watch our video to learn the in’s and out’s of getting legally married in South Carolina  

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Marriage Licenses & Blended Married Names

Filing for a marriage license in California?  It is important to consider what last name you intend to use after you are married. If you want to blend your last name with your spouse’s watch our video to learn more…

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3 Marriage License Tips for Illinois Couples

If you’re preparing to file for a marriage license in Illinois, there are three tips to make the process a snap! Watch our video to learn more:

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Filing for a Marriage License in Georgia: 3 Key Tips

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While Georgia is a peach of a state when it comes to marriage license jurisdiction, it is still helpful to know 3 key tips to ensure a smooth filing process before your wedding. Check out our video for the inside scoop on the Georgia marriage license a …

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Virginia Marriage License: 4 Application Facts

Virginia Marriage License Facts

Preparing to walk down the aisle in Virginia? Don’t forget to file for your marriage license! Below are 4 Facts to know as you apply for your marriage license.   Fact #1 Unlike most states, Virginia has no waiting period for your marriage license …

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Texas Marriage License Application Video

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Saying “I do” in the Lone Star state? Watch our video to understand the easiest way to file for your marriage license before your wedding! We also share a tip to save you money on your application fee!

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Why You Should File For a Marriage License Video

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Why bother applying for a marriage license? There are plenty of good reasons! If you are hoping to claim certain benefits, then filing for a marriage license is critical for a few of the following reasons. Watch our video to learn more!

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The Difference Between A Marriage License, A Marriage Certificate & A Certified Marriage Certificate Video

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In the piles of marriage-related legal paperwork, there are three main documents: the marriage license, the marriage certificate and the certified marriage certificate. Each has a different use and filing method. Curious which does what? Watch this vid …

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New York Marriage Licenses: 3 Filing Tips Video

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Living in New York and planning a wedding?  Don’t forget to file for your marriage license prior to your big day! Watch our video for tips to ensure a smooth application process and stress free wedding!

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What To Do if There is a Mistake on Your Marriage License Video

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What happens with you complete the form to file for your marriage license, and notice when the document comes back that there is a mistake?! Watch this video to learn the reasons why you should correct any mistakes sooner rather than later – and some t …

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Marriage Licenses: What County Do I File In?!

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Once you realize that you need a marriage license, the next question is where do you get one? The answer depends on where you live and where you intend to get married. Watch our quick video to get the inside scoop on what dictates the county you apply …

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Does My Marriage License Expire Video

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Getting married and stressing about your marriage license? Take a deep breath and watch our video. We’ll go over marriage licenses, if marriage licenses expire, and what you need to know before you apply for your marriage license!

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Can I Change My Name Without A Marriage License Video

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There are a lot of questions surrounding marriage licenses and name change, so we made a video to help you sort things out! Whether you are planning on hyphenating, taking two last names, taking your maiden as a middle name or taking your spouse’s name …

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Arizona Marriage License Application Tips

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Arizona is one of the easiest states to file for a marriage license in! Unlike many other states, there is zero wait time to receive a marriage license. That means you can walk out with a marriage license the same day that you file for it (although we …

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Marriage License Myths Debunked Video

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Why are their marriage license myths? We honestly don’t know! Some of the incorrect information regarding the marriage license filing process comes from historical requirements, variances in county or state laws, and a good measure of miscommunication. …

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3 Kentucky Marriage License Application Tips

Kentucky Marriage License Tips

Are you getting ready to walk down the aisle in Kentucky? Hold your horses (yes we went there) and read these tips to ensure your marriage license filing process goes smoothly!   Tip 1: No Need to Wait   There is no wait time for marriage lic …

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Marriage Licenses: 3 Common Mistakes to Avoid

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Your marriage license is the document that makes your marriage legal in the United States. The last thing you want to do is make a mistake that ends up delaying your wedding or creating legal headaches as newlyweds. Watch our video to learn the 3 most …

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3 Georgia Marriage License Filing Tips

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Georgia is a “peach” of a state when it comes to engaged couples applying for their marriage license! Follow the tips below to ensure you’re ready for your wedding with zero stress related to your marriage license:   Tip 1: File with the County Pr …

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Iowa Marriage License Information

Iowa Marriage License Info

Engaged and planning a wedding in Iowa? Don’t forget to file for your marriage license! A marriage license is the state-issued document that makes your marriage legal in the eyes of Iowa and the federal government.   In Iowa, timing your applicati …

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2 Michigan Marriage License Application Tips

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Engaged and preparing to walk down the aisle in Michigan? There are two things to keep in mind to make the marriage license application process a breeze!   1. Perfect Timing – Timing your application for a marriage license in Michigan is crucial. …

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New Mexico Marriage License Application Information

New Mexico Marriage License Application

Planning a wedding in New Mexico? An important “to-do” before saying “I do” is filing your marriage license application. In the state of New Mexico there are several rules and office procedures to understand to make the process smooth and worry-free: …

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Wyoming Marriage License: 3 Filing Tips

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Engaged and curious how to file for a marriage license in Wyoming? A marriage license is the document that is signed by your minister/officiant and filed to make your marriage legal in the United States….so it’s rather important. Follow these 3 tips …

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Hawaii Marriage License Application & Forms: The Scoop

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Planning a destination wedding in Hawaii? Do not forget to file a marriage license application before your wedding! While every state and county within the United States requires a marriage license prior to a legal marriage, each state and county may h …

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Nevada Marriage License Application: 3 Tips to Save Stress

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Getting married in Nevada? Understanding the marriage license application process before you head to the county clerk’s office will help prevent frustration and multiple trips. Read on to be in the know before you tie the knot!   Tip #1 Togetherne …

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Illinois Marriage License: 3 Filing Tips

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Preparing to file for a marriage license in the state of Illinois?  Follow our insider filing tips to make the process a snap!   Marriage License Tip 1: Apply for your marriage license in the county you will be married in (not your county of resid …

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How to Apply for a Marriage License in Washington DC

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Filing for your marriage license is paramount before you walk down the aisle in the nation’s capital.  Fortunately, Washington D.C. has the most lenient filing process of all states and counties in the U.S.   Engaged couples in the District have t …

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Colorado Marriage License: 3 Filing Tips

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Getting married in Colorado and curious about how to file for a marriage license?  Our 3 tips will help you navigate the process with ease!   Tip 1: Plan Your Filing Date.  It’s great to be prepared when planning a wedding, but it’s not a good ide …

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Same Sex Marriage Supreme Court Ruling: Marriage Licenses for ALL!

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June 26th was a big day in the world of marriage licenses and of course gay marriage.  The Supreme Court ruled that any couple in love, in any state in the U.S., can get married.  This means that all of these couples now need to navigate the marriage l …

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How to File for a Marriage License in Ohio

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Getting ready to get married in Ohio?  As you coordinate all of the details of your big day, be sure to make time to file for your Ohio marriage license.  A marriage license is the document that allows you to marry legally within the United States (whi …

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Maine Marriage License Filing

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Planning to get married in Maine? Don’t forget to file for your marriage license!  You’ll need a marriage license to document and legalize your wedding in the eyes of the United States Government.   Applying for a marriage license is relatively si …

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South Carolina’s Marriage License Application Process

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South Carolina has a very simple marriage license filing process compared to many other states.  While the fee for a marriage license will differ based on the county you file in, your marriage license is valid in any county (so you don’t have to make a …

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New Jersey Marriage License Application Tips

New Jersey Marriage License Tips

Planning to file for a marriage license in New Jersey?  Garden State brides have a few things to keep in mind as they apply for the license that allows them to legally marry their beloved in the United States.   Both you and your fiancé will need …

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The Inside Scoop on North Carolina Marriage License Filing

North Carolina Marriage License Tips

Getting ready to say “I do” in North Carolina?  As you plan the details of your wedding, don’t forget to apply for a marriage license…it’s the legal document that makes your marriage official in the eyes of the government (making it a rather importan …

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The Pennsylvania Marriage License Process Demystified

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As you prepare to get married in Pennsylvania, questions about the marriage license application process begin to pop up.  Where and when do you file?  Are there any required tests?  No need to be stressed…we have the full scoop!   Both you and y …

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Marriage License Filing in Texas

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Marriage license applications and filing in Texas have a few key steps.  First off, no blood test is required for your marriage license to be issued…whew!  You and your fiancé will both need to apply for your marriage license in-person at your County …

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Filing for a Marriage License in Florida

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Planning to get married in the sunshine state?  With warm weather, palm trees, beaches and a variety of destination cities, Florida is a hot spot for destination and local weddings!  With that in mind, there are different marriage license filing rules …

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New York Marriage Licenses: 3 Filing Tips

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Living in New York and planning a wedding?  Don’t forget to file for your marriage license prior to your big day!  Every state has specific regulations around marriage licenses, and New York is no exception.  Below are a few tips to make navigating the …

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Marriage Licenses in Alaska: Surprising Filing Facts

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Tying the knot in Alaska? It can be a challenge to figure out the marriage license application process in the Northern-most state.  True to it’s pioneer spirit, Alaska has a unique way of handling marriage license applications. Most states require both …

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Marriage Licenses and Blending Your Last Names in California

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Ready to file for your marriage license in California?  Before you complete your application form be sure to consider what last name you intend to use after you are married.  If you plan to take your maiden name as a new middle name or if you plan to b …

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Top 4 Marriage License Wedding Photo Poses

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While a marriage license is a very important legal document that allows you to be legally married in the United States, it is also a celebration in the form of a piece of paper.  That one sheet of paper showing your maiden name and your spouse’s name d …

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Florida Marriage Licenses & Marriage Certificates Now Recognized by the Social Security Administration

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On January 6th, a ruling was passed down legalizing gay marriage in Florida. The ruling allows same sex couples to apply for marriage licenses in the state of Florida. It also allows them to use certified marriage certificates from Florida (post ruling …

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Can You Use a 2014 Marriage License for a 2015 Wedding?

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A marriage license is the legal document that allows your wedding ceremony to culminate in a marriage that is recognized by your state and the U.S. government. Your minister or officiant will have you both sign the marriage license after you say your v …

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Understanding Marriage Licenses & Certified Marriage Certificates

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Marriage licenses and marriage certificates are two incredibly important legal documents to newlyweds in the United States. Unless you’ve been married previously, which document comes first and what each certificate does can be a bit of a mystery. As y …

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Marriage License Myths

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There are several popular preconceptions about filing for a marriage license that should be addressed. Always consult your local and state laws regarding proper documentation and requirements, but here are some common myths about getting a marriage lic …

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FAQs about the Marriage License

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All engaged couples have certain basic questions about getting a marriage license. While the details will vary from state to state, some basic answers still apply. Here is a quick list of questions and answers that most people have about the applicatio …

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Does My Marriage License Expire?

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A common scenario for a nearlywed couple is to file for their marriage license well in advance – but then find that their plans have changed! Read on to find out more about expiring marriage licenses. First, the marriage license is not like a driver’s …

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The Top 10 Most Unusual Marriage License Facts

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Think you know all there is to know about marriage licenses? Consider these strange but true facts. * Same sex marriage isn’t quite as new as the media would have you believe. In fact, the first same sex marriage license was issued 39 years ago in Boul …

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Same Sex Couples: Marriage Certificate Facts

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One of the latest developments of our modern age has been the legalization of same sex marriage. Finally same sex couples can experience the legal rights a marriage license conveys. Here are some tips as you go to apply for your marriage license. First …

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Can I Change My Name Without a Marriage License?

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Eighty eight percent of newlyweds in the U.S. change their names after marriage. Whether you are planning on hyphenating, taking two last names, taking your maiden as a middle name or taking your spouse’s name, your marriage license is an important fir …

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Help! There is a Mistake on My Marriage License!

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When you complete the form to file for your marriage license, you might notice when the document comes back that there is a mistake. What a frightening thing! Below are a few reasons why you should correct any mistakes sooner rather than later – and so …

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Why Should I Get a Marriage License?

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Love is love, right? So why bother with a marriage license? As it turns out, there are plenty of good reasons. First, please note – if you want to have a ceremony to mark your wonderful occasion, and that is all, that is your choice as a couple. But if …

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Marriage Licenses: Common Mistakes

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The last thing you want is for your big event to be spoiled because of a preventable but all too common error! Unfortunately, that’s exactly the situation that some couples find themselves in, and all because they could have avoided these simple but da …

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Can I Get Married Without a Marriage License?

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So you have found your one true love, and you want to marry him or her and spend the rest of your lives together. Awesome! Now comes the technical stuff. What legal paperwork do you need? Do you have to have that paperwork before your wedding? Well, th …

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Marriage Licenses: Which County Do I File In?

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In the wonderful whirl of wedding planning the question of marriage licenses pops up as you approach your big day. Once you realize that you need a marriage license, the next question is where do you get one? The answer depends on where you live and wh …

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What Is The Difference Between A Marriage License, Marriage Certificate & A Certified Marriage Certificate

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In the world of marriage-related legal paperwork, there are three main documents: the marriage license, the marriage certificate and the certified marriage certificate. Each has a unique purpose and filing method. Curious which does what? Read on for t …

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Marriage License Research Revolutionized!

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According to Wikipedia, a marriage license is a document issued, either by a church or state authority, authorizing a couple to marry. The procedure for obtaining a license varies between countries. Marriage licenses began to be issued in the Middle Ag …

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