Saturday, January 10, 2015

Confidential Marriage License In Orange County

How do I get a confidential marriage license in Orange County? The Orange County Registrar/Recorder has authorized a small number of notary publics to assist with the issuance of marriage licenses, or you may wish to visit their office. An authorized notary can issue a license to you at your convenience, after hours and weekends in the comfort of your home or office. A license issued by Mobile Marriage License Service is just as legal and binding as if you had appeared before the Registrar/Recorder. What are the requirements for a confidential marriage license?
  • You must be an unmarried couple, age 18 or older that is living together as husband and wife, and you both must appear together in person in front of the Registrar/Recorder or authorized notary issuing the license.
  • You both must possess a valid, non-expired state issued I.D. card, driver's license, or U.S. govt. issued I.D card, passport, military I.D., or Alien Registration Card (formerly known as the “Green Card”) etc. Acceptable identification is one that contains a photograph, date of birth, an issue and expiration date, and may contain a physical description. A birth certificate alone is not valid identification and all documents must be in English.
  • If you have been divorced within the last two (2) years, you must bring a copy of your divorce decree. If the marriage was dissolved more than two years ago, you must know the official date that it was finalized. NOTE: Until the final date of dissolution you are still married and a license and ceremony cannot be completed.
  • If you have been widowed within the last two (2) years, you must bring a copy of the death certificate.
  • You will need to know your mother's maiden name and the state (country, if foreign born) of birth of both your parents.
How long is the license valid for? The marriage license is good for ninety (90) days from the date of issuance and can ONLY be used in the County of issuance. If your license expires before you have your ceremony you will have to purchase a new license. Ideally you should get your license about 1 month prior to your wedding.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Wedding Officiants Orange County

Many couples opt for an intimate ceremony at their home, a park, at the beach, or at another beautiful location in Orange County. Others will want a larger gathering with family and friends at a hotel , chapel or event center. Some will want traditional ceremony wording, many others will opt for a more contemporary approach. It's all good! What matters is that your ceremony is a personal reflection of who you are as a couple.
Please peruse the many different Wedding Officiants websites to see the many options available to you. You'll see that most do not differentiate their services as being for straight couples verses gay couples. Their philosophy has usually been that a wedding is a wedding is a wedding, regardless of the sex of the partners. Subsequently, you will not see separate ceremony listings for commitment ceremonies. All ceremony levels are available to all couples. Please excuse their periodic usage of the words "bride" and "groom." While "Partner A" and "Partner B" works for the marriage license, it's a bit cumbersome to use in most marketing materials! Most would love to use their experience, creativity and passion to co-create your joyful, unique and memorable ceremony!
Most Orange County wedding officiants pray that all people of goodwill will find a moment of hope in what we're doing here today. "That love does win, that justice does win, that hope does win and that commitment and honor do win." -Rabbi Denise Eger, performing one of the first legal lesbian ceremonies in California 6/16/08 Most Wedding Officiants is proud and excited to serve the members of our gay & lesbian community in California by performing same-sex marriages. Fortunately, the passage of Proposition 8 has for the most part been dismantled, and officiants want to do their best to ensure that all couples have access to unique, joyful and memorable ceremonies love no matter what their gender.
Some gay couples are choosing to exchange their vows publicly and jubilantly in an almost circus-like atmosphere. While wedding officiants embrace these types of exuberant ceremonies and certainly understand the elation, we want to remind same-sex couples that there are many options available for you once you decide to commit your hearts to one another for life.