Florida Marriage License Information
Do we need to get a Florida Marriage License for our beach wedding?
YES, YOU NEED A FLORIDA MARRIAGE LICENSE TO LEGALLY GET MARRIED IN FLORIDA!
Every couple is required to get a Florida Marriage license to legally have your beach wedding ceremony in Florida. You can obtain your marriage license in any county in Florida. It does not have to be obtained from the county you are getting married in. Once you have purchased a beach wedding package with us, we will provide you with all the information you need to get your Florida marriage license by mail, so you will not need to visit the courthouse before your wedding if you choose this option.
VOW RENEWALS: If you are having a beach vow renewal with us, you will not need to get a marriage license.
When Should I get my Florida Marriage License?
If BOTH of you are non-Florida residents (out-of-state), you can get your Florida marriage license the same day: (If you reserve your date with us, we can tell you how to get your marriage license by mail, at no additional cost, just the cost of the marriage license! As part of the Florida marriage license requirements: If one, or both of you, are a Florida resident, there is a three day waiting period, and this waiting period does not include the day you obtain your marriage license. So, don’t wait until the day before your scheduled wedding ceremony date to obtain your Florida marriage license, because the license will not be valid for three days. You can get your marriage license up to 60 days before your wedding. If you are going to the Florida Clerk’s office in person, make sure you check their days, and times, of operation.
Is our Marriage License an additional cost?
Your Florida marriage license is NOT INCLUDED in any of our packages. The couple getting married, must obtain their own marriage license, and follow all Florida beach marriage license requirements listed. We are not allowed to get your marriage license for you. As of 2020, the cost of a Florida marriage license is $86.50.
What do I need to get my Marriage License?
You will need a valid government issued photo ID. If one, or both of you have been divorced, you will need the date your divorce was finalized. No blood tests are needed to obtain your license. If you are an international visitor, there is no residency or citizenship requirement to apply for a Florida marriage license but you will need your photo passport.
Is my Florida Marriage License Valid in my home town?
Your Florida marriage license is valid in all 50 states, as well as internationally. If you are not a citizen of the United States, you will need to register your certified copy of your marriage license with your own country for validation.
I got My Marriage license, now what?
You must bring your Florida marriage license with you to your beach wedding ceremony with us. We will take it with us and officially file it after the ceremony ( It may take several weeks for you to receive your certificate from the county clerk).