FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHERE IS MY MARRIAGE LICENSE RECOGNIZED? In Massachusetts, you are welcome to get married in any town or city you would prefer as long as you have a Massachusetts marriage license. HOW MUCH DOES THE LICENSE COST?The cost varies by town. On average the cost for the license is $40-$65. Some town offices do not accept check so to be on the safe side, bring cash. CAN I USE AN OUT-OF-STATE MARRIAGE LICENSE TO GET MARRIED IN MASSACHUSETTS?No, if you get a marriage license for Massachusetts you are legally only allowed to get married in Massachusetts. Vice versa, if you got a marriage license for California you would have to go by their laws and get married in California. Contact your Massachusetts City or Town Clerk.
WILL YOU HAVE SAMPLE READINGS WE CAN USE IN OUR CEREMONY?I have lots of samples! I have reading and poems and song suggestions. I have lots of ideas for interesting elements to add to your ceremony to personalize it. You can also check out these love poems.
SHOULD WE INVITE OUR OFFICIANT TO OUR WEDDING RECEPTION?It really depends on who you have as your officiant. If you work with a modern, professional wedding officiant, they will not expect to be invited to your wedding reception. HOW DO I APPLY FOR MY MARRIAGE LICENSE?Both you and your fiancé need to go to the office of the city or community clerk to apply.
WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED? Most of the time you need proof you are who you say are. Such as a photo I.D. birth certificate or passport. Also, you do not need a blood test anymore in Massachusetts
DO WE NEED WITNESSES?In Massachusetts, you are not required to have a witness. On the license, the officiant’s signature would be enough.
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