Stupid Question but do you get your marriage certificate the day of the wedding? Back
nov2004bride Posted: May 11, 2004 12:16 AM+
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Stupid Question but do you get your marriage certificate the day of the wedding?

I have no idea how this works. I know you have to go and get your marriage license but then what happens? Do they mail it to you or something after the wedding? I know, dumb question
june262004 Posted: May 11, 2004 12:28 AM+
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Re: Stupid Question but do you get your marriage certificate the day of the wedding?

Nothing is dumb. And we are all here to Answer for you. U have to go and apply for it. It is not something you get the day of. I believe You get it 60 days before but no later then 48 hours before or something like that!
nov.bride Posted: May 11, 2004 07:09 AM+
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Re: Stupid Question but do you get your marriage certificate the day of the wedding?


Posted by june262004

Nothing is dumb. And we are all here to Answer for you. U have to go and apply for it. It is not something you get the day of. I believe You get it 60 days before but no later then 48 hours before or something like that!


You get the license @ a city hall (yes there is a 48 hr wait perios to get married
Then you get married -
The officiant performing the marriage fills out the license.
You mail it in ( keep Copies)
WE got ours a week later from NY State.
( we had a civil ceremony as well as what we are planning)
Sorry for any wrong wait time info- dh/fh friend is a judge and he married us. We mailed it in ourselves.

ktdtlc Posted: May 11, 2004 07:26 AM+
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Re: Stupid Question but do you get your marriage certificate the day of the wedding?

There is a 24 hour waiting period not 48 hour
VickiC Posted: May 11, 2004 08:12 AM+
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Re: Stupid Question but do you get your marriage certificate the day of the wedding?


Posted by nov.bride
You get the license @ a city hall (yes there is a 48 hr wait perios to get married
Then you get married -
The officiant performing the marriage fills out the license.
You mail it in ( keep Copies)
WE got ours a week later from NY State.
( we had a civil ceremony as well as what we are planning)



Actually, the officiant marrying you mails it in since he/she has boxes to fill in and sign it as well. You sign everything when you apply for the license, your witnesses sign it at the rehearsal or the day of the wedding. You should get the official copy with the raised seal about 1-2 weeks after you are married - depending on when your officiant mails in the license.
tourist Posted: May 11, 2004 09:52 AM+
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Re: Stupid Question but do you get your marriage certificate the day of the wedding?

you may also want to find out when your officiant needs it. Our pstor asked for it at the rehearsal, b/c she had an incident once, where the weddign was delayed 45 minutes, b/c someone had to go home & get it.

When it coems back in the mail, you will need the offical one for changing your name.
june262004 Posted: May 11, 2004 09:59 AM+
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Re: Stupid Question but do you get your marriage certificate the day of the wedding?

Other Tests: None.

Proxy Marriages: No.

Cousin Marriages: Yes.

Common Law Marriages: No.

Same Sex Marriages: No.
Under 18: If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you will need to have a completed parental consent form filled out by both parents. If you are either 14 or 15 years of age, you will need to show the written consent of both parents and a justice of the Supreme Court or a judge of the local Family Court. Applicants under 14 years of age cannot marry. Only one parent's consent will be accepted if one parent is deceased or has been missing for over a year, or if one parent has full custody from a divorce proceeding. Your parents or guardians must give their consent in person before the town or city clerk or some other authorized official. If they are out of state, a notarized affidavit is acceptable but has to be accompanied by a certificate of authentication when the consent is filed in New York State.

Officiants: According to Section 11 of the Domestic Relations Law, an officiant must be an authorized, officially ordained member of the clergy or a public official in the State of New York such as a mayor, city clerk, deputy city clerk, appointed marriage officer, justice, or judge. In New York City, an officiant must be registered with the City of New York. Ship captains can not perform marriage ceremonies in New York State.

Witnesses: A marriage ceremony must have at least one witness. There is no minimum age required in order to be a witness.

Miscellaneous: The license is valid for sixty days (60).

Copy of Certificate of Marriage:
Vital Records Section
New York State Department of Health
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237-0023


nov2004bride Posted: May 11, 2004 01:21 PM+
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Re: Stupid Question but do you get your marriage certificate the day of the wedding?

Thank you everyone!! I just never knew how this worked
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