Illinois mayor Steve Chirico shamed for maskless wedding | Miami Herald

Mayors need to wear masks at weddings if they impose that citizens do the same. The same rule should apply that those getting married should take a premarital Preparation Course. Why is this the case? Well, the research shows that those that do take premarital preparation education are more likely to remain married. Fortunately we offer an Online Florida Premarital Preparation Course for $19.99 per couple. Our course also allows you to avoid the three day wait. You will also save $32.50 on your Florida marriage license. Take the course now get it done it is easy it’s self paced and it’s only four hours and completely online!

Illinois mayor Steve Chirico was shamed on Twitter by his niece after he attended his daughter’s wedding in Florida
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Save money on your Florida wedding

While we think it’s a fantastic idea to have a photo contest at your wedding to save money so you don’t have to hire a photographer, we also recommend that you take our Florida Premarital Preparation Course for $19.99 per couple. You will also save $32.50 on your Florida marriage license by taking our course and avoid the three day wait and fall deeper in love!

Bride-to-be asks her guests to compete in photo contest so she doesn’t have to hire photographer

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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.
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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!

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!

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

Finding that perfect wedding dress is a journey.
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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, 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
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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!



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,, or To help speed your procedure in the office, you may fill out and bring in the forms found below.

Marriage Menu


Marriage Documents

License Copies



  • 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


Marriage License with proof of Counseling


Clerk Ceremony Fee to be married at Court House



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


Certification of Record



Please refer to the Washington County Clerk of Court website for additional information. (




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.