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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 Ages.

Many things have changed since the Middle Ages, but if you’re planning to get married in the United States you must have a marriage certificate. You would think that all 50 states would have the same application timelines, fees and requirements for obtaining a marriage license, but unfortunately you would be wrong.

The county you are planning to get married in determines all of the factors of your marriage license process; including how long the license is valid for, if there is a wait time for the license to become valid, if both parties must be present to file for the license and if you need blood tests or other documentation. It is vital to your wedding planning process to research the stipulations around marriage licenses, so you do not miss any minutia that could keep your license from being issued…and your wedding postponed. was created as a resource for all engaged couples looking for up-to-date information about marriage licenses in their specific county. We give you the answers you need to be confident in when, where and how to file for your marriage license, as well as the county office phone number in case you have questions. Added bonus: community boards for each county! You can post your experience and any tips for future couples and read through the advice of engaged couples filing ahead of you.

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