Not every couple wants a fancy wedding. Some couples are private and elope. Others are on a budget and can’t afford a fancy wedding. I have two great options for couples who don’t want to deal with the inconvenient courthouse wedding process. It’s like going to the DMV, but worse!
If you’re not familiar with the courthouse wedding process, keep reading…
Courthouse Wedding Process: Those who decide to make it legal at the courthouse must bring two witnesses (18 or older) with them to the justice court in downtown Phoenix by 4:30pm, deal with rush-hour traffic, one-way streets, downtown parking, then wait in line with everybody else until the judge or justice starts signing at 5pm. The court charges $100 and only accepts cash. If you’re going on a Monday or Friday, plan on being there for several hours!
For more info call the justice court at (602) 372-6300.
The Solution: If you have your Maricopa County marriage license or license issued by any county in Arizona, I can greatly simplify the process. Weekend evenings are generally excluded, but it’s even possible to get married today!
I promise you a much nicer courthouse wedding experience. No metal detectors, downtown traffic, inconveniencing your witnesses, long lines, or hassle if you hire me. Just fill out my contact form to make an appointment.
$200 includes: Want to simply make it legal? Come see me with your two witnesses and I’ll sign and then file your marriage license to the county recorder. You don’t have to inconvenience your witnesses by dragging them downtown during rush hour to wait around at the courthouse for several hours, or have to deal with filing your license yourself.
NEW COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS
- you and your witnesses are wearing masks and gloves
- each of you bring your own pen with black ink
- you all stay at least 10-15 feet away from the officiant
- you all step up separately to sign the marriage license and then step away
- and some couples are asking to send in the signed marriage license themselves, which actually simplifies things a bit
WE ARE NOT OFFICIATING CEREMONIES AT THIS TIME
$375 includes: Everything from the $200 package and a wedding ceremony. Plus, I’ll come to you. You’ll have the opportunity to choose readings, vows and ring exchange ahead of time, and you’re certainly welcome to write your own vows.
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