Almost There!

With less than 50…fifty…FIVE-OH(!!) days to go before the wedding—Mr. Jet and I crossed something very important off of our list today:


We applied for our marriage license! YAY! We visited my hometown’s Town Hall, paid our $20*, had a nice chat with the town clerk about handbags, and were on our way!

This is my “I had dental work done today and I’m clenching my teeth in pain” look. This is Mr. Jet’s “Why are we taking a photo of ourselves inside the Town Hall?” look.

*Yes, $20! First, do some research in your state to see if you can apply for the license in any town within the state of your impending nuptials. If that’s the case, shop around to see which city or town hall has the best rate and the shortest wait time. If we went to our local city hall, we’d have paid $45 and probably would have been made to wait for a period of time. At this, much smaller, town hall we waltzed right in and were the only ones there the entire time we filled out our paperwork!


Mrs. Jet Setter

New Bedford
Wedding Date:
October 2013
Gallery of the Day: September 5, 2013
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    ms_purple 2675 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:09 am

    Wow $20 would be nice! We have to apply in the county we live in/get married in and have 30 days from the time we apply to get married – it’s also $120, cash only. I think there’s a 5-6 day waiting period which can be waived if you pay more.

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    Stephefanie 595 posts, Busy bee @ 11:36 am

    Wow! Nice to have options. In my county there is ONE place to go, it costs $96, and it took over an hour. We could have looked into other counties because it doesn’t have to be from the county you are marrying, but it just so happened that my Fiance was working down the street from the place for a couple of days, so I met him and we got it done that day. Our license is also not as cute as yours, it is just a regular paper full of boxes and words. Boring. They give you a souvenir paper as well but it literally means nothing, it’s just for show.

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    rlaura76 50 posts, Worker bee @ 2:33 pm

    Vegas it costs 50 or 60, I can’t remember and we filled everything out online beforehand, so we got to go to the express line. Marriage licenses are good for 1 year in Clark County, pretty crazy!!! I thought it would be a little more exciting, but it wasn’t!

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    Ana in Boston, Guest @ 6:49 pm

    Hi Miss Jet! What were the best towns based on your research? We’ve also been looking around in MA (mostly eastern, since we live in Boston, but we’re getting married in Worcester county so we’re frequently there too) and would appreciate any tip offs of good registries!

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    jetsetter 535 posts, Busy bee @ 9:16 am

    @Ana in Boston: Hi Ana! Sorry I didn’t respond earlier to this post! I researched much further southeast than Worcester (I’m near Cape Cod), but I found that the cheapest towns were those with 50k residents or less. Hope that helps!

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 4:24 pm

    Score! We had no choice but to apply in the town in which we were married.

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