Thursday, February 21

Goin' to the Chapel...

As R and I will be getting hitched in a few months, I've recently been doing some reading up on various state marriage laws. According to the website that offers a state-by-state breakdown of marriage requirements, "If you want a fast and easy marriage, Las Vegas is the spot!"

Among the benefits of performing nuptials in that classy venue:
  • Hours of Operation for the Marriage License Bureau are 8 AM to Midnight, or 24 Hours on Holidays.
  • The application process takes 15 minutes; there is no waiting period (In some other states, the waiting period can be several days.)
  • Divorced applicants are required only to know the day, month, year, and state in which they were divorced (Other states are significantly more restrictive, including 30 day waiting periods after finalization of a divorce before allowing remarriage, requiring documentation of the divorce decree, and so on.)
  • Though one can't yet do the whole "'Til death do we part" thing online, Clark County Marriage License Applications are available online, to further expedite one's entry into the lifelong committment that is the Estate of Holy Matrimony.

    In fact, it appears that it's more onerous to fulfill the "complicated procedure to obtain a certificate of permission to perform marriages" in Nevada than it is to actually get married. It's good to know that the Great State of Nevada is doing its part to Defend Marriage by keeping an eye out for those unscrupulous preachers who would prey on all us soon-to-be newlyweds.

    For the record, Vegas can't hold a candle to the BJN Ranch and the Quail Valley Fun Barn.

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  • 2 Comments:

    Blogger R said...

    That's "exactly four months," not "a few months"...

    Happy pre-anniversary!
    *smooch*

    February 21, 2008 4:17 PM  
    Blogger bl said...

    Are you guys getting married at the Fun Barn?

    February 22, 2008 10:46 AM  

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