Wedding Planning: Getting the Marriage License

Next to having an Officiant booked, I’d say making sure you have your marriage license comes pretty close to being the most important detail of the wedding planning.

I remember this causing me far too much stress when I was planning, simply because I wasn’t certain on how to go about it.  Lucky for me, I had the Disneymooners forums to tell me my options and calm the inner panicking bride.  The process for getting your marriage license in the State of Florida is really easy and there are two basic methods.

Be sure to check out the County Clerks website for more details. The current price for a Florida Marriage License is $93.50.

Disney Fairytale Wedding’s requires that all couples acquire a valid FLORIDA marriage license prior to their ceremony. Vow renewals and commitment ceremonies do not require this. Couples options are:

1. In person at a Florida Courthouse

A Florida marriage license is good anywhere in the state so brides from other areas of the state can obtain one at a location convenient for them.  There is no waiting period for out-of-state applicants, but for locals be sure to check the requirements.

Marriage license are good for 60 days from date acquired.  If you are waiting to get your license once you arrive in florida the two closest court houses are:

 Osceola County Courthouse 
2 Courthouse Square, 2nd Floor Kissimmee, FL 34741

Orange County Courthouse
425 N. Orange Avenue, Room #355 Orlando, FL 32801

2. By Mail

If you are planning on submitting the application by mail:

Some Brides like the idea of having the license in hand before they leave to Florida and submitting my mail and others like having the human interaction to get the paperwork done.

For other information on marriage license, experiences and other helpful tips please join us on our private forums


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