Can you be married without a certificate?
In other jurisdictions, a license is not required. In some jurisdictions, a "pardon" can be obtained for marrying without a license, and in some jurisdictions, common-law marriages and marriage by cohabitation and representation are also recognized. These do not require a marriage license.
Are you considered married when you get your marriage license?
A marriage license is a government document that you'll need to get approved before you get married. Remember, a marriage license means you are allowed to get married, not that you are married. During your wedding ceremony, you, your soon-to-be- spouse, officiant, and 1-2 witnesses will sign the license.
How can you prove someone is married?
Visit the courthouse for a marriage certificate. Marriage records are public; you can usually see a copy for free or for a small fee. You can usually even tell if the person has applied for a marriage license in the past. You'll need the person's real name to search the public records.