The summer wedding season is coming to an end. This time of year is a lot of fun for so many families as they witness their loved ones take vows for a lifelong commitment.

I am ordained. I have been ordained for three years and have officiated plenty of marriages. I am grateful for the opportunity to wed two people in love, both legally within the eyes of the state, and also for Him.

If you are thinking about getting married, you might be overwhelmed with everything that has to take place on the most important day of your life. That's natural. Legally, there isn't a whole lot you have to do. You just need to get the proper paperwork in order within a timeframe that is still legal for Michigan. Picking out your theme, the dress, tuxedos, venue, dj and so on will be the most stressful parts of your planning.

Here are some guidelines to help alleviate your stress when it comes to planning your wedding in the State of Michigan. For more info check out usmarriagelaws.com.

Michigan Marriage License Guidelines

How Old Do You Have To Be? You must be 18 years of age to apply for a marriage application in Michigan.

How Do You Apply For Your Wedding License? In order to get married in Michigan, couples must apply in person, with current valid driver’s license or state I.D. to obtain a marriage license from the County Clerk of the COUNTY in which either applicant resides.

How Much Does The License Cost? The marriage license fee is $20.00 for residents of Michigan. $30 for non-residents.

Are Blood Tests Required? Blood tests are not required for a marriage license.

When Can You or Your Fiancé Pick Up The License? There is a three-day waiting period after the application before the license may be issued and used.

Do You Need Witnesses At Your Wedding? Michigan requires two witnesses (who must be at least 18 years of age). This most often times are the best man and maid of honor.

How Long Is A Marriage License Valid For? Marriage license is valid for 33 days.

Be sure to check with each county. Some county guidelines vary. Good luck with your planning and I wish you nothing but the best for you and your spouse.

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