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Devoted September 2016

When do we get our marriage certificate back after wedding?

Maggie , on September 28, 2016 at 6:38 PM Posted in Married Life 0 25
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I was wondering how long it takes to get your official marriage license back after the wedding.

We got married almost three weeks ago(9/10) and our officiant said she sent it in right away(didn't say when, but she sent it). I still have not gotten the official marriage license yet and really would like it to come soon, so i can start the whole name changing thing.

For those of you who are married already, how long did it take to get yours back?

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Latest activity by Shaqualla, on September 24, 2021 at 1:50 PM
  • Mrs.KatieK
    Master September 2016
    Mrs.KatieK ·
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    We got ours back in about 9 days total. According to when it was notarized, the officiant sent it in the Tuesday after our Sunday wedding. But I have read/heard that it has taken people about 2 weeks. We're from Pennsylvania, if that makes a difference.

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  • Michelle
    Devoted August 2016
    Michelle ·
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    We just got ours this week (in Los Angeles), so about 6 weeks after the wedding. I don't remember how long they said it would take, but I think it was something like 6 weeks.

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  • SarahStillwell
    VIP September 2016
    SarahStillwell ·
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    I'm in PA and have to request mine. It doesn't just come to me.

    eta: Montgomery County

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  • The Trap Selena
    Master March 2016
    The Trap Selena ·
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    I went to the register of deeds the next day and got it

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  • Jobelle
    Super August 2016
    Jobelle ·
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    10 days! Got married on 8/28, went to the courthouse on 9/6 and it was ready. It could've been 9 days also, only 9/5 was a holiday.

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  • SpringBride2015
    Super June 2016
    SpringBride2015 ·
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    Fortunately I was able to get a copy the day we submitted our license to be recorded. About a 10 minute wait and we were in Florida.

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  • M
    Devoted September 2016
    Maggie ·
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    @Michelle, 6 weeks to get it? man, that's a long time! I hope it doesn't take that long! I am going to call next week if we don't get it by then. We got married in the same state as we live, just different county.

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  • M
    Devoted September 2016
    Maggie ·
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    We left for our honeymoon right after the wedding, that is why I gave it to our officiant to mail it in.

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  • SummerS
    Master January 2016
    SummerS ·
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    Only took 10 or 11 days to come back to us.

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  • Jessica
    VIP August 2016
    Jessica ·
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    Mine took 3 weeks. But my guess is they may be delayed for you because of the increase in weddings over labor day weekend?

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  • NextMrsD
    Super November 2016
    NextMrsD ·
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    We have to go to Vital Statistics 2 weeks after we are married to get it. They don't automatically mail them out where I live (Chicago).

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  • O&L
    VIP September 2016
    O&L ·
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    In California, I have to wait a week then go in person to get it. Mailing is fine too but I have to notarize the signature.

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  • Jessica
    VIP August 2016
    Jessica ·
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    Nextmrsd I got married in cook County and I got mine back

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  • C
    Devoted September 2018
    Chrissyboo0 ·
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    I am in GA and we have to request ours. We were told about a week for it to be ready but they advised for us to call to be on the safe side.

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    Sophia ·
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    We got married in New York and got our marriage certificate about 4 to 5 weeks after the wedding. I think they generally take 4 to 6 weeks in the process but if the delay is more than that you need to call them.

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  • Lisa
    Dedicated September 2019
    Lisa ·
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    I'm in NY, got mine in 10 days. It depends on when the officiant mails it in. Ours mailed it in right away.

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  • C
    Devoted September 2019
    Caitlyn ·
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    We got married in DC and our priest signed copies A and B (which were filled in the Church and DC Court), and we were given copy C after the ceremony.

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    Just Said Yes February 2020
    Sheila ·
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    I just got married in cook county this past Saturday. We are from WI but chose to get married in Evanston. How long did it take for you to get your copy?
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  • Jennifer
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    Got married in NC on 9/26, it's now 10/20 and nothing yet! I called the local Register of Deeds and they said they will mail it tomorrow, OH and they got the paperwork back on 9/26.... come on... Mail it out! I've already paid for it and 4 copies -_-

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  • Mandy
    Just Said Yes September 2020
    Mandy ·
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    I got married on Sept. 20/2020 and it's now Dec. 10/2020 and have not received nothing back.

    Is there someone I should contact about this?

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