How Do I Obtain My Marriage License?
Planning your marriage can be a joyous and exciting experience, but one of the most important steps is obtaining your license. However, with all the right pieces in place this process doesn’t have to add extra stress! All you’ll need are some documents that show who you are – then just sit back and enjoy being engaged! A couple who intends to be married in New York State must apply in person for a marriage license to any town or city clerk in the state. The application for a license must be signed by both applicants in the presence of the town or city clerk. A representative cannot apply for the license on behalf of the applicant.A Marriage License is valid for 60 days, beginning the day after it is issued. Members of the armed forces who can prove they are on active duty at the time of applying for the Marriage License can obtain a Marriage License valid for 180 days.
Why Hire a Professional Wedding Officiant In NYC?
It is a very common trend we see in this time and era that Friends and Family members are asked from the Wedding Couple to marry them.
Sometimes the Couple feels that the Friend/Family member knows them best and can portray their story more fluidly and gracefully, or perhaps it is a decision made for budgeting reasons. We always stress to make sure the Officiant who is chosen checks ahead of time each jurisdiction, county, and the region you are marrying the couple in.
Each region may be different and require additional certifications like NYC, and the 5 boroughs and certain counties. The last thing a Bride and/or Groom wants to hear is that their marriage won’t be LEGAL because proper requirements were not met. Due diligence always pays off!
The short answer to this is experience. Let us now explain some of the reasons why hiring a Full Time Professional Wedding Officiant will make all of the difference.
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- How to stand at the Podium/Altar
- How to accept the rings
- The photo ops we will set you up with for your photographer
- How to prepare for the perfect kiss at the end of your ceremony as we stand out of the way for that clean picture and so much more.