What Documents do I Need to Get Married?

In order to be married in a religious or civil ceremony, the first step is to apply for a marriage license. Each state has unique requirements for a marriage license and may include proof of identity and/or age, health and possibly a witness. Once you apply for a license, some states require a mandatory waiting period before you can be married and some licenses are effective immediately. Research your state laws to ensure you have all the necessary documents before you arrive at the courthouse to apply and don’t forget to submit the license to the state after the ceremony or your marriage will not be legal. Look here for more information: