Can a couple be married without a marriage license?

Can a couple be married without a marriage license?

The answer is the couple cannot be legally married without a marriage license present. If the Officiant performs the wedding ceremony without a valid marriage license they have committed a misdemeanor. We then perform the ceremony as a commitment ceremony and for the most part none of their guests know the difference.

What is it called when you get married without a marriage license?

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The most important thing to understand about a commitment ceremony is that it does not involve laws or government agencies in any way; there's no license or certificate, and the participants' legal status does not change.

Can you marry without a ceremony?

Getting married without an officiant is possible in two different ways. You can have a civil wedding or have a self-uniting marriage. Civil weddings are typically held at the local city hall in front of a judge and do require at least two witnesses to be present.