If you have decided to say yes to a justice of the peace, you must know the requirements of the civil wedding. Let’s find out what it takes to get married civilly in the United States!
Today we cover the previous procedures, vouchers, and necessary identifications so that you arrive calm and orderly to the day of your marriage. Because not everything is glamor and celebration!
It does not matter if you marry a civil wedding or a religious ceremony, all marriage to be legal requires some paperwork and administrative steps to be finalized. Application for marriage, birth certificates and address, medical analysis, a course and waiting periods are just some of the requirements. Everything you need to know in this note!
Is a religious marriage legal?
Marriage is a public event so the Church recognizes the role of civil law in marriage. Although the law of the different States differs, in general, the priest or deacon is recognized by them as Justice of the Peace in the context of a religious ceremony. Therefore, the couple is obliged to give the priest a marriage license before the wedding. After the ceremony, the priest signs it and the couple is validly married by the Church and recognized by the State.