Wedding planners adapt to COVID-19 era with elopements, smaller ceremonies

COVID-19 has changed everything about getting married but don’t be alarmed, lots of couples are still getting married in Florida. Before you get married in Florida make sure you take our Florida Premarital Preparation Course for $19.99 per couple. You will avoid the three day wait and save lots of money on your marriage license. There is no greater time to take our premarital course!

Officiants and event coordinators across Tampa Bay are seeing couples tie the knot in small gatherings now, with plans to delay bigger celebrations.
— Read on www.tampabay.com/news/business/2020/11/27/wedding-planners-adapt-to-covid-19-era-with-elopements-smaller-ceremonies/

Premarital Course and COVID

Don’t forget to take our Florida Premarital preparation course if you’re getting married in Florida and you want to save $32.50 off your marriage license and avoid the three day wait. Our course is $19.99 per couple. Take our Florida Premarital Course today we know that you will love it!

www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2020/11/10/covid-19-may-mute-celebrations-but-toasting-who-and-what-matters-still-important/6043090002/

Florida Premarital online course

This is a great article about preparing for a wedding during these difficult times. Another great way to prepare for your wedding and your future marriage is to take our Florida online premarital preparation course. The cost is $19.99 per couple and you will save a lot of money on your Florida marriage license and you will avoid the three day wait. The best part of the course in addition to saving money is that you will learn so much more about each other and so much more about yourself and learn how to communicate better and be more more more in love. Certainly you want to be extremely in love for your marriage and especially your wedding night!

www.nytimes.com/2020/11/03/fashion/weddings/how-to-serve-your-guests-safely-at-your-reception.html

Say ‘I do’ during group Biker Wedding in Daytona Beach – News – Daytona Beach News-Journal Online – Daytona Beach, FL

Say ‘I do’ during group Biker Wedding in Daytona Beach – News – Daytona Beach News-Journal Online – Daytona Beach, FL
— Read on www.news-journalonline.com/news/20200309/say-lsquoi-dorsquo-during-group-biker-wedding-in-daytona-beach

Mother Gifts Late Daughter’s Wedding Dress to Another Bride-To-Be

Finding that perfect wedding dress is a journey.
— Read on www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/designer-wedding-gown-gift

Do not forget to take our Florida premarital preparation course and save big dollars on your Florida marriage license.

Dear Abby: Mom can’t be optimistic about son’s engagement – Lifestyle – Ocala.com – Ocala, FL

DEAR ABBY: My son is engaged to a young woman I’ll call Carla. They are currently living with my husband and me to save money and pay off bills. They fight often. Because of this, my husband and I were not excited when they flippantly announced their engagement and also flippantly announced their wedding date recently. I just said, “That’s nice” or “congratulations.”I know this is not my relationship, and they are adults, but should I explain why we cannot get excited about it? I don’t dislike
— Read on www.ocala.com/lifestyle/20200224/dear-abby-mom-cant-be-optimistic-about-sons-engagement

Take our Florida premarital preparation course and make sure your partner is the right choice for you!

Get Premarital Counseling in Intensive Couples Counseling Format

Get Premarital Counseling in Intensive Couples Counseling Format.

I am personally available upon request to provide intensive couples therapy and marriage counseling in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Intensive counseling services are designed for couples in crisis or needing rapid improvement in their relationship. These couples are typically unable to devote to routine or weekly sessions due to business or other family obligations. Intensive couples therapy includes meeting for multiple hours at my office during normal business hours (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday) or weekend hours. If meeting on the weekends at my office or at your residence or resort, I do require a four hour minimum. If you are coming from out of town and you are staying at one of our fine resorts in the area I am willing to provide therapeutic services in your room or you are welcome to come to my office which is centrally located in Jacksonville, Florida. I am approximately 15 minutes from the beaches and 20 minutes from downtown. I also provide house calls for intensive couples therapy in the area. I do charge for travel expenses if the distance is greater than 20 minutes.

Regarding house calls, many psychologists are uncomfortable with providing services in this manner. I am quite comfortable in doing this. I began my career as a Navy Psychologist and lived among my patients. They were my bosses as well as those who served my meals and cleaned my stateroom. In the Navy, I often met people in their residences and offices to provide services. Since being a civilian psychologist since 2008 I have continued to provide house call psychological counseling services. I find it quite helpful seeing patients I treat in their residences as I learn many things about them that I would not just seeing them in my office.

I welcome the opportunity to help you in your home or while you are on vacation in Ponte Vedra Beach, Jacksonville Beach, or in Jacksonville. Please contact my office at 904-379-8094 and we will create the ideal intensive couples counseling package for you.

Best regards,

Dr. Justin D’Arienzo, Jacksonville Psychologist, Marriage Therapist, and Relationship Expert

Washington County Online Premarital Preparation Course

Washington County Online Premarital Preparation Course

Avoid the three day wait requirement and save $32.50 on your marriage license in Washington County!

 

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

The Washington County Courthouse will discount your marriage license application fee $32.50 upon completing our online premarital preparation course. The standard fee for a marriage license is $93.50, however, applicants who file a certification that both parties have completed our online premarital preparation course within the past 12 months, are entitled to a discount ($32.50), making their fee $61.00.

The cost of our the course is $19.99, so you will actually SAVE $12.51 on your marriage license and there will be no out of pocket cost.

Our Online Premarital Preparation Course for Washington County Covers the Following Cities:

  • Chipley
  • Ebro
  • Greenhead
  • New Hope
  • Sunny Hills
  • Vernon
  • Wausau

To purchase your online marital course, click here.

 

 

Washington County Marriage License Information

The Clerk’s Office is proud to offer the service of marriage licenses. The following are the requirements and general information. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions at 850-638-6285 ext 221,224, or 244. You may also contact us via email at either one of the following emails enalls@washingtonclerk.com,keverett@washingtonclerk.com, or twills@washingtonclerk.com. To help speed your procedure in the office, you may fill out and bring in the forms found below.

Marriage Menu

Requirements

Marriage Documents

License Copies

 

Requirements:

  • Both applicants must apply in person and bring a drivers license, passport or state issued identification card. If either applicant was previously married they need to know either the date of divorce (exact date or at least the month & year) or the date of the other spouses death.
  • The effective date of the license will not be valid until three (3) days after issuance if both partners do not attend the pre-marital course. Exceptions to the waiting period are non Florida residents, Florida residents that have  attended pre-marital counseling, and persons asserting hardships.
  • Both applicants must be at least 18 years of age to apply without parental consent.
  • If either applicant is under the age of 18 years of age but at least 16 years of age, a birth certificate and proof of identification is required along with a notarized written consent of the parents or guardian. Consent forms are available at our office if parents are unable to be present.
  • Applicants under 16 years of age must obtain a determination from a county judge. All minors need to contact the office for more information.
  • No blood test is required.
  • The cost is $93.50 payable by cash, check or money order payable to the Clerk of Court. A reduction in the fee ($32.50) will be assessed for any Florida resident couple that provides a valid certificate of completion of a pre-marital course (making the license $61.00).  Florida Statute 741.0305(5).
  • The license must be used within sixty (60) days of issuance.
  • The license may be used in any county in the State of Florida, but must be returned to the county where it was issued.

Our office can also perform the marriage ceremony for an additional fee of $30.00. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., however the hours for marriages/marriage license is from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Marriage License

$93.50

Marriage License with proof of Counseling

$61.00

Clerk Ceremony Fee to be married at Court House

$30.00

 

Marriage Documents

Publications in PDF can only be viewed and printed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or higher. The downloadable Acrobat Reader software is available at NO CHARGE from the Adobe Systems website. For more information on other files viewers go to our Accessibility page. The following documents will open in a new window.

Marriage Application Documents

Family Law Handbook

 

Marriage License Copies

To obtain a copy of a marriage license you may write to:

Washington County Clerk of Court
Marriage License Department
Post Office Box 647
Chipley, Florida 32428

Marriage Record

$1.00

Certification of Record

$2.00

 

Please refer to the Washington County Clerk of Court website for additional information. (http://www.washingtonclerk.com/)

 

 

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Dr. Justin D’Arienzo is Florida’s Leading Provider of Online Premarital Preparation and Premarital Counseling. He created an enjoyable and interactive online premarital preparation course that is certified in every county in Florida. Dr. D’Arienzo is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Florida Supreme Court Family Mediator, Parenting Coordinator, Custody Evaluator, and Relationship Expert. If you are seeking individual psychotherapy, counseling in Jacksonville FL, couples and marriage counseling, family counseling, intensive marital therapy, or life coaching, D’Arienzo Psychological Group provides comprehensive psychological therapies and counseling utilizing research-based strategies. D’Arienzo Psychological Group is a full-service psychology firm, with mental health providers who specialize in areas including child and adolescent mental health counseling, behavior modification, psychotherapy for adults, group therapy, psychological assessment, life coaching, vocational counseling, organizational consulting and training, substance abuse treatment, anger management, premarital counseling, marital therapy, couples counseling, and forensic psychological services.

Online Premarital Preparation Course in Walton County

Online Premarital Preparation Course in Walton County

Avoid the three day wait requirement and save $32.50 on your marriage license in Walton County.

Here’s how it works:

The Walton County Courthouse will reduce your marriage license application fee from $93.50 to $61.00 upon completing our online premarital preparation course. The standard fee for a marriage license is $93.50, however, applicants who file a certification that both parties have completed our state-sanctioned online premarital preparation course within the past 12 months, are entitled to a discount ($32.50), making their fee $61.00.

The cost of our the course is $19.99, so you will actually SAVE $12.51 on your marriage license and there will be no out of pocket cost.

Our Online Premarital Preparation Course for Walton County Covers the Following Cities:

  • DeFuniak Springs
  • Freeport
  • Miramar Beach
  • Paxton
  • Point Washington
  • Redbay
  • Santa Rosa Beach

 

To purchase your online marital course, click here.

 

For your convenience, D’Arienzo Psychological Group has supplied information here from the Walton County Marriage License website. Please refer to the Walton County Clerk of Court website for additional information. (http://clerkofcourts.co.walton.fl.us/)

Walton County Marriage Licenses

Requirements

  • Both applicants must appear.
  • Both applicants must present valid, government-issued photo identification.
  • Both applicants must know their social security number
  • If either applicant has been previously married:
    • The previous marriage must have ended.
    • You must know the date the last marriage ended:
      • Date of Dissolution, or
      • Date of death of previous spouse, or
      • Date of Annulment.
    • Papers are not required. However, you must take an oath that the information you have given is true and correct.
  • If an applicant is 16-17 years old, he/she must present the following in addition to the requirements above:
    • A certified copy of his/her birth certificate, and
    • Notarized parental consent from both parents.
    • Exceptions will be if the parents are divorced and one parent has sole legal custody of the minor child. In this case, a court certified copy of the custody document must be presented and only the consent of the custodial parent will be required. If both parents are deceased, and a guardian has not been appointed by the court, the minor must present certified copies of both death certificates.
    • If full parental consent is unobtainable, judicial review is mandatory.
    • Any application may be submitted for judicial review.
  • Requirements for Minors under the age of 16 (one or both applicants):
    • All of the requirements for minors 16 or 17 shown above.
    • Under oath, swear that they are the parents or expectant parents of a child;
    • Provide proof in the form of the newborn child’s birth certificate or written statement from a licensed physician verifying pregnancy.
    • Will require judicial review.
  • A blood test is not required.
  • The marriage license fee is $93.50, payable by cash, check, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express cards only) at the time of application. There will be a charge of 3.5% if using a credit card.
  • All applicants are required to read a handbook prepared by the Florida Bar that details the rights and responsibilities of marriage. All applicants must sign a sworn statement affirming that they have read this handbook. To download a copy of this handbook, click here.
  • COURSE REQUIREMENT or THREE-DAY WAIT for FLORIDA RESIDENTS ONLY: All Florida residents who apply for a marriage license must complete a four-hour marriage preparation course, present a Certificate of Completion for the course, and sign a statement that they have taken the course. For a list of eligible course providers, please see below. For those Florida residents who do not complete this course, the applicants must wait three days before they are married. This three-day waiting period applies to Florida residents only.
    • If both applicants complete the marriage preparation course, the marriage license fee is reduced to $61.00.

Valid License

  • A marriage license is valid for only 60 days and only within the State of Florida. Thus, you may not apply for a marriage license if you are planning to be married more than two months from your application date. You may use the license to be married in any county within the State of Florida.
  • If you are planning to be married in another state or country, you must contact that jurisdiction to inquire about its marriage laws and rules.

Where to Apply for a Marriage License

Walton County Courthouse 571 Highway 90 East 2nd Floor DeFuniak Springs, Fl 32433 Telephone: (850) 892-8115

 

or

Walton County Courthouse Annex 31 Coastal Centre Boulevard Santa Rosa Beach, Florida 32459 Telephone: (850) 267-3066

You can fill out and print a marriage license application to bring in by clicking here. Please do not sign the application until the oath has been administered by the deputy clerk.

Marriage License

  • The license must be used within sixty days of issuance.
  • The marriage license may be used in any county in the State of Florida.
  • The executed license must be returned within ten days to the county in which it was issued.

Marriage Ceremony Should a couple choose to be married by the Clerk of the Court, the fee is an additional $30.00. Ceremonies are performed Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by a deputy clerk.

Marriage Preparation Course Providers

Click here for a current list of course providers.

Who May Perform Your Marriage Ceremony in Florida (F.S. 741.07)

  • All regularly ordained ministers of the gospel or elders in communion with some church, or other ordained clergy from any state or foreign country.
  • All Florida Clerks of Court and Florida Deputy Clerks of Court. PLEASE NOTE: Clerks of Court, Deputy Clerks of Court, Probate Judges, etc., from outside the State of Florida ARE NOT AUTHORIZED UNDER FLORIDA LAW TO PERFORM YOUR CEREMONY.
  • All Florida notaries public. PLEASE NOTE: Notaries public from outside the State of Florida ARE NOT AUTHORIZED UNDER FLORIDA LAW TO PERFORM YOUR CEREMONY.
  • Florida judicial officers, including retired Florida judicial officers. Florida judicial officers who may perform a marriage ceremony include Florida state court judges, retired Florida state court judges, Federal court judges whose jurisdiction includes Florida, and retired Federal court judges whose jurisdiction included Florida. PLEASE NOTE: State court judges, local court judges, and probate court judges from outside the State of Florida ARE NOT AUTHORIZED UNDER FLORIDA LAW TO PERFORM YOUR CEREMONY.

 

 

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Dr. Justin D’Arienzo is Florida’s Leading Provider of Online Premarital Preparation and Premarital Counseling. He created an enjoyable and interactive online premarital preparation course that is certified in every county in Florida. Dr. D’Arienzo is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Florida Supreme Court Family Mediator, Parenting Coordinator, Custody Evaluator, and Relationship Expert. If you are seeking individual psychotherapy, counseling in Jacksonville FL, couples and marriage counseling, family counseling, intensive marital therapy, or life coaching, D’Arienzo Psychological Group provides comprehensive psychological therapies and counseling utilizing research-based strategies. D’Arienzo Psychological Group is a full-service psychology firm, with mental health providers who specialize in areas including child and adolescent mental health counseling, behavior modification, psychotherapy for adults, group therapy, psychological assessment, life coaching, vocational counseling, organizational consulting and training, substance abuse treatment, anger management, premarital counseling, marital therapy, couples counseling, and forensic psychological services.

Wakulla County Online Premarital Preparation Course

Wakulla County Online Premarital Preparation Course

Avoid the three day wait and save $32.50 on your marriage license in Wakulla County.

 

Here’s how it works:

The Wakulla County Courthouse will reduce the fee for your marriage license application from $93.50 to $61.00 upon completing our online premarital preparation course. 

The cost of our the course is $19.99, so you will actually SAVE $12.51 on your marriage license and there will be no out of pocket cost.

Our Online Premarital Preparation Course for Wakulla County Covers the Following Cities:

  • Crawfordville
  • Medart
  • Panacea
  • Sopchoppy
  • Smith Creek
  • St. Marks
  • Wakulla

To purchase your online marital course, click here.

 

 

Wakulla County Marriage License Information

Official Records (Deeds, Marriage License, Passports)

By Email: DRichardson@wakullaclerk.com

By Phone: 850.926.0326     Fax: 850.926.0938

 

A marriage license may be obtained in the Wakulla County Courthouse or you may complete the following form with the exception of the signature line. Do not sign any document until you are in the presence of a Deputy Clerk. It would be helpful if you could arrive no later than 4:00 p.m. to complete your application. Both parties must apply in person at the same time.

The application fee is $93.50, unless premarital counseling has been performed by a registered provider, in which case the application fee is $61.00. Fees are payable in cash, check or money order. You will need to present your certificate of completion in order to be eligible for this discount. Please feel free to call our office at (850) 926-0322 to request a facsimile of the approved course providers or just visit our list online.

Florida law does not require a blood test.

United States citizens are required to present a photo ID, which has the correct legal name, correct date of birth and signature. We will accept one of the following:

  • Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • Military ID or State Identification Card
  • Non-United States citizens must present a Passport or a valid government issued alien registration card with photo, date of birth and signature.

Due to new Homeland Security rules all official government documents (driver’s license, passports etc.) used for identification must be accurate. The information found on the ID you present MUST match the information you enter in the name field. Misspellings on any form of ID must be corrected before we can accept it for marriage license applications. You will be required to attest and affirm that the information you supplied is correct and accurate.

Expired identification will not be accepted.

There is a three day waiting period after the marriage license is obtained before a ceremony may be performed, unless the couple has taken a premarital course from a registered provider, or unless the couple is from out-of-state.

You will be required to acknowledge that you have read the “Florida Marriage Handbook”.

Other Useful Information:

  • We do not come to other locations.
  • Blood tests are not required.
  • You do not need to be a resident of Florida.
  • Marriage licenses are valid for sixty (60) days from the date of issuance.
  • If divorced or widowed the exact date the last marriage ended or date of death of your spouse is required.
  • Any applicant under the age of 18 must have the consent of both parents. Consent forms may be obtained from this office. Exception: if one parent is deceased, a certified copy of the death certificate is required.
  • A civil marriage ceremony can be performed by a Clerk or Deputy Clerk. The fee for performing the ceremony is $30.00.
  • No witnesses are required for a marriage ceremony.
  • If you need a certified copy of a marriage license dial (850) 926-0326. You may also order one from http://www.myflorida.com.

Is there a waiting period in the state of Florida for getting married after a couple applies for a marriage license? Do you have to apply in the county you live in? Can a minor apply for a license?

Yes and no. There is normally a 3-day waiting period as of January 1, 1999. However, if both parties have taken a 4-hour premarital preparation course given by a minister or counselor registered with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, the waiting period is waived, and the license fee is reduced.

If only one applicant took the course, the waiting period is still required.

If neither applicant is a Florida resident, the waiting period is not required.

If one applicant is not a Florida resident, and the other is a Florida resident and has taken the premarital course, the waiting period is still required.

A marriage license may be applied for and solemnized in any Florida county.

Minors, who under oath, swear that they are parents or expectant parents of a child may apply. In addition, the pregnancy must be verified by a written statement from a licensed physician.

A previously married minor may also apply.

A person age 16 or 17 may apply with the consent of both parents or guardian, unless the parents are divorced and only one parent has full custody.

Marriage Fee Information

  • Marriage License
    • with counseling – $ 61.00
    • without counseling – $93.50
    • Certified copies of license – first 2 are free, each additional copy $3.00
  • Marriage Ceremony – $30.00
    • We offer several unique locations for your ceremony – please ask us!
  • Decorative Marriage Certificate – Free
    • with frame and matting(11×14 frame) – $15.00
  • Marriage Photo
    • without frame (8×10) – $10.00
    • without frame (5×7) – $5.00
    • with frame & matting (8×10) – $25.00
    • with frame & matting (5×7) -$15.00

 

Please refer to the Wakulla County Clerk of Court website for additional information. (http://www.wakullaclerk.com/)

 

 

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Dr. Justin D’Arienzo is Florida’s Leading Provider of Online Premarital Preparation and Premarital Counseling. He created an enjoyable and interactive online premarital preparation course that is certified in every county in Florida. Dr. D’Arienzo is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Florida Supreme Court Family Mediator, Parenting Coordinator, Custody Evaluator, and Relationship Expert. If you are seeking individual psychotherapy, counseling in Jacksonville FL, couples and marriage counseling, family counseling, intensive marital therapy, or life coaching, D’Arienzo Psychological Group provides comprehensive psychological therapies and counseling utilizing research-based strategies. D’Arienzo Psychological Group is a full-service psychology firm, with mental health providers who specialize in areas including child and adolescent mental health counseling, behavior modification, psychotherapy for adults, group therapy, psychological assessment, life coaching, vocational counseling, organizational consulting and training, substance abuse treatment, anger management, premarital counseling, marital therapy, couples counseling, and forensic psychological services.