Y’all know Mr. C and I are doing a bit of a destination wedding in Austin. This has definitely been the right decision for us, and in general it’s all gone pretty smoothly, planning-wise. Where it has caused a little consternation, though, is with regard to the marriage license.
The state of Texas requires a marriage license to be obtained no more than 30 days in advance, and also imposes a 72-hour waiting period once you have the license. When we found this out back in January, we scratched our heads a little bit about how we could manage that time window.
We did some research and discovered the following things:
We ultimately decided that in order to meet the 72-hour waiting period requirement, I will go down to Texas on the Wednesday before the wedding to get the marriage license on my own. I can pick it up on my own by bringing an “Affidavit of Absent Applicant” to the County Clerk’s office, which is basically a notarized form saying Mr. Cauldron is who he says he is, and that he wishes to marry me. Mr. C will join me in Texas later that week, as he’s wisely saving every day of vacation he can for our honeymoon. (Yay honeymoon!)
Though I’m a little sad Mr. C won’t be there with me to pick up this very important piece of paper, I am also just glad we were able to make it work! Whew!
Did any of you have scheduling challenges for picking up your marriage license?