Hello everyone. I now know that we have to get a wedding license from a court prior to our wedding day. I live in CA.I know its only valid for 30 days. Originally we wanted to marry 8/18/18 (FH and I both have an obsession eith the number 8), but do to some expenses we forsee that year we moved it up to 8/12/17. Is there a way to go to the courthouse get the license and use that day on our wedding certificate? What I mean is, on 8/8/17 we will go to the courthouse to get the needed paperwork, but our "Wedding date" is not until 4 days later. I would like to have 8/8/17 be our official wedding date since it has 8s so that we can atleast have something closer to what we originally wanted. Can this be done? Please advise. Sorry for any confusion. Thanks!