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How much does it cost to get married at the courthouse in Michigan?

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. The marriage license fee is $20.00 for residents of Michigan. $30 for non-residents.

Can I apply for a marriage license online in Michigan?

You must apply in person at the Vital Records office or online.

How long do I have to change my name after marriage in Michigan?

You can seek to change your name in the state of Michigan as long as you have lived in the county of your residency for at least 12 months. Legally changing your name requires a completion of form PC 51, which is titled the Petition to Change Name. The form has to be filed with the county's circuit court.

How do you get married at the courthouse in Michigan?

At minimum, you will need:To have at least one party present.A valid driver's license or state ID.A certified copy of each party's birth certificate or passport.Payment for the application fee of $20 for Michigan residents and $30 for non-residents.

Who can legally marry you in Michigan?

To perform marriage ceremonies a person should be an ordained minister, magistrate (a civil officer with power to administer and enforce law -- Justice of the Peace), mayor of a Michigan city or a judge.

Is it legal to get ordained online?

In the United States, legality of weddings conducted by ministers ordained online may not be accepted as valid in some states. So you can do both–get ordained online and become a temporary officiant for a day–to conduct the wedding.

Can a notary marry someone in Michigan?

In a few states, like Florida, someone who has become a notary public can legally perform a marriage, but not so in Michigan. The other qualified persons to officiate a marriage are magistrates, judges, or a mayor of a Michigan city.

How long does it take to get certified to officiate a wedding?

The United National Ministry ordination form only takes about five minutes to fill out online, but it takes another one to two weeks to get your ordination packet with your credentials in the mail. And have your credit card handy.

What are the marriage laws in Michigan?

(1) A person who is 18 years of age or older may contract marriage. A person who is 16 years of age but is less than 18 years of age may contract marriage with the written consent of 1 of the parents of the person or the person's legal guardian, as provided in this section.

How do I become certified to marry someone?

In many states, an online ordination is all that's required to legally marry a couple.Call your town hall or county clerk. The legal responsibilities of the officiant depend on the state where you live. Apply to be ordained. Now comes the official part. Plan the ceremony. Practice. Consider doing it again.

How much does it cost to get officiated?

Officially, ordination can be free but you need to pay for a certified copy to prove it. The cost is generally less than $20. There may be additional fees depending on your local marriage laws. I was already ordained online when I decided to become a wedding officiant so it wasn't an additional expense at the time.

Who is supposed to walk the bride down the aisle?

One of the most memorable moments of any wedding day is when the bride walks down the aisle. It's the first time guests—and usually even the soon-to-be spouse—will see the wedding dress, and it marks the start of the marriage journey. Traditionally, fathers walks daughters down the aisle.

What side does father of bride walk on?