Signing the marriage license


The options for alternative times to sign the license are endless and here are just a couple ideas;

*(note….the couple and their witnesses as well as the officiant MUST all sign the license)

  • If you are not having your “first look” at the ceremony, gather together just before the ceremony to sign the license in private – just make sure the photographer is there

  • Sign the license in private immediately after your exit from the ceremony. This gives you a brief while to savour the moment and perhaps have a glass of bubbly to celebrate


Another little-known fact is that your witnesses do not need to be 18 years of age or older. They just have to be old enough to understand the significance of what they are doing. Witnesses can also be family members (including children).


If you wish to break from tradition, consider changing the time and place you sign the marriage license. We are more than happy to exchange ideas to add creativity to this step in the wedding.