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Licenses & Certificates

The celebration of your love should of course be the most memorable part of your wedding, however there are some important parts that you need to remember like your marriage license and certificates. 

Obtaining a marriage license and thereafter a marriage license is a multi-step process. 

So, what’s the difference between a marriage license and a marriage certificate? 

First you get the marriage license, this is what allows you to get married – it is basically an application to get married. When you have filled it out, had you r ceremony, gotten it signed and your officiant has turned it back into the court, then only do you receive a marriage certificate. Then you only receive a marriage certificate that proves, that y ou have officially tied the knot. 

* Make sure you know when you are gettinng married and that you have the wedding planned

Before you can apply for a marriage license you need to know where you are going to have your special day. This is important as you need to know in which country you are going to be filing your marriage license. Another important factor to know is that marriage licenses expire.

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All you need to know

Visit the Court house

It is time to gather up some signatures, while it is different in each country you 

usually need the following people’s signatures on your marriage license.

1. The couple (of course this is you and your partner)

2. The officiant – whoever legally performed the wedding.

3. Two witnesses – these can range from friends to family, whoever 

you feel should be signing the license on the day of your wedding. 

Get signatures

The easiest place to go for your marriage license is the court house. This usually will take some time, so be prepared to wait awhile. Remember that you and your partner need to both be present for the marriage license application. Remember that you will need to bring a proof of identification like your ID or driver’s license.​​​​​​​

Marriage license becomes the marriage certificate

This process is usually smooth and is all done by the person who legally married you. You will later receive your marriage certificate and then you are all set – its official! 

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