Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Your Marriage License

What You Really Need to Get Married
Don’t be caught at the altar without a license! A list of marriage-license requirements by state is available at usmarriagelaws.com. For the Caribbean islands, log on to caribbeantravel.com/weddings, and for Europe, go to marryabroad.co.uk. You can also visit any city’s tourism-board website; the requirements should be posted there. The most basic requirement is to have a copy of your birth certificate. Here’s how to get one: realsimple.com/realsimple/content/0,21770,696350,00.html Tip: Stay on top of timely to-dos.Every state has different marriage-license requirements, but most have certain waiting periods for when you need to apply. Make sure that you have taken care of all your other wedding tasks at the right time. Follow this month-by-month countdown: realsimple.com/realsimple/package/0,21861,1737779-1699738,00.html