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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Q & A: Marriage Laws

Reader Question: My fiance and I are getting married this October, in my parents' back yard in Fort Collins, CO. We have asked his cousin to be our Wedding Officiant. However, we are unsure of where/how to go about getting a license. Since you were married in Colorado and your best friend was your officiant, what/how did you do this? Any advice is much appreciated.

Lucky for you! I haven't done a ton of research on this stuff, but Colorado has refreshingly simple marriage laws and procedures (aside from the fact that they discriminate based on your genitalia).

Matt and I got all the information we needed from the website: US Marriage Laws. It's a compendium of the procedures and laws for all 50 states. Hooray for compendiums! You'll find all your answers there. Enjoy!

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Unknown said...

I got married in Colorado, too. Depending on the county, there are different types of documents required (some require SSN, some don't, for example), and anyone can officiate the marriage, even the couples themselves.

Cindy said...

Thank you Sara and Nelma! This is exactly what I was looking for.

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