What happens if you lose your marriage license before the wedding?
If your marriage license goes missing before it's been signed (and it's not the day of your wedding, of course), head back to the clerk's office where you filed for it to request a duplicate license. Your duplicate license will need to be signed by the two of you, your officiant, and witnesses.
What happens after you file your marriage license?
Once the license is signed (during or after your ceremony) and returned by an officiant to the county, a marriage certificate is issued. Once you have filled it out, had your ceremony, gotten it signed, and your officiant has turned it back into the county, then you receive a marriage certificate.
Can a marriage license be denied?
Generally, a marriage license can be invalidated on certain grounds, such as: Age: Most states require the parties to be at least 18 in order to obtain a marriage license. Certificates: If one of the parties was previously married, they will need to show proof that they are no longer married and eligible to re-marry.
Does your marriage license come in the mail?
They're no legal requirements for marriage after the ceremony in most states. In other states, it is the responsibility of the officiant to make sure the license is recorded with the county where you were married. Generally, a few weeks after your wedding, you will receive your marriage certificate in the mail.