What is it called when you get married without a marriage license?
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.
Are you married if you don’t file marriage license?
In most cases, you are still considered married without registering the license. For example, California law requires the officiant to return the marriage license to the county clerk or recorder within 10 days of the ceremony. If, for some reason, this does not happen, you are still married.
What can prevent you from getting a marriage license?
People who are insane, weak minded, or of unsound mind are not permitted to obtain a marriage license, unless the Court decides that issuing the marriage license is in the best interest of both the incompetent applicant and the general public.
Can you mail in your marriage license after the wedding?
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.