Step 1: Get Your Marriage License

Step 1: Get Your Marriage License

Gather your documents and make an appointment at any Town Hall in New York State.

This is the only step we can’t take with you. The marriage license is the permission slip to get married in New York State. You and your fiancé will need to show up together in front of the Town Clerk with appropriate documentation to verify your identity, fill out a form and pay a small fee. So long as everything is in order, the Town Clerk with issue a marriage license right then which will become valid 24 hours after it’s issued and remains valid for 60 days. Once you have the license, you’re ready for STEP TWO.

CLICK HERE for a list of Long Island and NYC Town and City Hall locations.

You’ll bring that license to us on your wedding day. You cannot get married in NYS without a valid marriage license. Forms of ID that are acceptable include:

  • Passport or Drivers License, and

  • Original Birth Certificate (or a Certified and Stamped/Sealed Copy) in English or with a certified translation if in another language, or

  • If you don’t have a Birth Certificate, a Baptismal Certificate is permitted as well.

  • If you were previously married, proof of divorce.

If you are unable to procure a birth record or baptismal record, don’t worry! Simply go to one of the City Halls in the five boroughs of NYC. They do not require anything except your ID.

You can find out more about NYS and NYC marriage license requirements by visiting these sites:

Once you’ve got your license (or if you’re just curious to peek and see what’s next) head over to STEP TWO and select your Level of Service.

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You’re one step closer to happily ever after…

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