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Getting Married in Virginia

Is it really any wonder why our Commonwealth's slogan "Virginia is for Lovers" has endured for more than 40 years? Virginia has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country, is incredibly rich in history and culture, and is an opportunistic place to settle down. Once you have found the perfect Northern Virginia wedding venue, and you've learned more about some of the great products our wedding vendors can offer you and your soon-to-be spouse, we thought it might be helpful to compile some additional tips and information. We hope you find inspiration and great advice from some of those who have been in your (sparkling) shoes before!

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Get Married in Virginia

Virginia Marriage License

You must obtain a marriage license through any Virginia Circuit Court Clerk (get a Fairfax Marriage License here) before your wedding. Here are the must-knows before applying:

Age Requirement: 18 years old, with certified copy of birth certificate as proof. If under 18, notarized consent from parent or guardian. 

Marriage License Fee: $30

Marriage License Valid for: 60 days

Identification: Valid driver's license, passport, military ID, or state ID 

Officiants: Ordained minister who can show proof of ordination; marriage commissioners, justices of the peace, and judges 

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