The simplest way to become legally married in the state of Michigan is to allow me to Officiate a signing only.
How do we do a signing of the marriage license only? I also like to call it a Justice of the Peace signing...It's really quiet simple. First you must apply for and obtain your marriage license. Next, find two people over 18 to bring with you to serve as your witnesses. Last, schedule a time with me to meet up and complete the marriage license.
I make it really easy, when we meet I will complete your marriage license, ask everyone to sign on the correct lines and then ask "you've come here freely of your own will to marry, so I ask, do you promise to continue to love each other?" you say "heck yeah!" or "I do" and then I pronounce you as married!
Oh and I'll take care of filing the license afterwards for you and even email you how to obtain your certified license and change your name.
Let's do it, let's get you married, simply and stress free!
Michigan marriage laws require your two witnesses to be present
Whether you choose to elope or have a big wedding the fact remains that you must have two witnesses over the age of 18 present to witness your marriage and then sign the marriage license with you. Michigan marriage laws do not allow for your witnesses to join via zoom or sign the license without the Officiant present.
I know it may seem tricky to get two witnesses present if you choose to elope, but think outside the box....hire a photographer, that's one witnesses and then you are down to one other and it can be anyone, a friend, relative or neighbor!
Remember Michigan marriage laws require you to apply for and obtain a marriage license from the county clerks office, to hire a professional Officiant and to have two witnesses present in order to legally get married in the state of Michigan.
Hire me, I'll make it easy and stress free to get married or elope in Michigan.
When they contacted me and I saw "Cafe Cortina" I did flips I was so happy. Cafe Cortina is an upscale restaurant in Farmington and has the most beautiful patio, award winning food and superior staff. It is always a pleasure to perform a wedding at Cafe Cortina.
Surrounded by their closest friends and family they shared their own sweet and funny vows and united in marriage to continue their life long friendship.
It was a joy and pleasure to stand with you on your wedding day.
Covid has turned our lives upside down. Let me talk specifically about how it has effected couples looking to get married.
Many couples have had to postpone, reschedule and put on hold their wedding plans. And some couples have done this more than once now.
If you are feeling sad, confused, frustrated and downright depressed and upset...you are not alone and your feelings are allowed and valid.
I repeat...Your feelings are allowed and valid
Planning your wedding takes a whole lot of time, effort and money and having to set those plans on hold, only to replan and then maybe even replan again is nothing anyone of us could plan for, neither couples planning a wedding and those of us in the wedding industry.
To the couples who have weddings planned for 2021 and are wondering and thinking, I really hope we can still have our wedding, I've got one bit of advice for you. Hire a wedding planner now. Get someone on your side now who is experienced in handling all things wedding and can relieve some stress for you. They can assist you in current covid gathering guidelines and help you with any replanning or postponing or pairing down of your wedding necessary.
I understand a wedding planner may not be in your budget, if this is the case let's sort out a few things.
Having been married 20 years ago myself, if I try to put myself in the shoes of today's couples I think I would want to get married now and party later. I would plan an intimate ceremony now with my parents and siblings and zoom it. Then, I would plan for a big reception only event for next year or later. But that's me, and what is important is that you do what is right for YOU! Again, there is no right or wrong answer's only your answer.
Please reach out to me if I can be of any help to you, even if it's just for you to vent your frustrations, I'll listen.
In Michigan it was -9 degrees when I took my son to school this morning. It's now a balmy 14 degrees and guess what...I'm still doing signings and elopements outdoors!
Why you might ask?
Don't forget that after you get married you must request your certified/legal copy of your marriage license, it does not come to you automatically!
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