Do I need a Florida marriage license?

A Florida marriage license is required for all ceremonies taking place in Florida or on a cruise ship departing from a Florida port.

How long is the license valid for?

Florida marriage licenses are valid for 60 days from the date of issue.

How early should I start the application process?

We suggest beginning the process at least 2 months prior to your wedding date but it can be started as soon as your wedding is booked.

When/how will you deliver my license to me?

We can either mail your license to your home address or deliver it to your local Orlando resort once you arrive. For international couples, we recommend delivery to your resort, if at all possible.

What happens after the wedding? Do I need to file anything with the Florida courthouse?

Your officiant will sign your marriage license on the day of your ceremony and file it with the courthouse. You do not need to do anything else yourself.

When will I get my license after my wedding?

You will receive a certified copy of your marriage certificate approximately three to four weeks after your wedding. This will be mailed directly to you from the courthouse.

Can I get extra copies of the license?

Yes, additional certified copies are available for $3.00 each. An order form will be included in the envelope with your license. Simply indicate how many copies you would like and give the payment for these to your officiant. After your wedding, additional copies can be ordered directly from the courthouse. Most couples choose to order two to three extra copies which are helpful for name changes, company benefit updates, etc.

Do I need to register my marriage with my local courthouse?

This is not necessary in the United States. If you reside outside of the US, please check with your local government for specific requirements.

Do I need to submit proof of divorce (also referred to as “decree absolute”)?

No, but the exact date that your previous marriage ended is required on the application.

Is there an age requirement to get married in Florida?

Both the bride and groom must be 18 years old when applying for a marriage license.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, personal checks, and money orders.

How much does it cost?

Our fee is $189.00 and includes the following: Florida Marriage License application fee of $86.00, our services, and standard shipping costs or personal delivery to your Orlando resort.

We also offer a package that includes onsite notary services. This package is $249.00 and includes all the services listed above as well as the onsite notary services.

Why would I want to use onsite notary services?

It can be very expensive in some countries to have documents notarized. Our onsite notary services are only available in Orlando and available to accommodate couples who may find it difficult or expensive to have their documents notarized in their home country, or simply do not have the time to take care of this in advance. Please note that you will need to arrive 2 business days prior to your wedding in order to take advantage of this service.

What if I cancel my wedding in Florida?

Unfortunately, our fees are non-refundable once submitted.

What if I postpone my wedding in Florida?

If you are postponing to a new date here in Florida and we have not yet obtained your license from the courthouse, we are able to hold your paperwork for up to one year at no additional charge.