Time is quicky passing, and I'm trying to get my checklist together. Personally, I like to make lists and cross-them off as I complete them. Some call it nerdy, but it always brings down my stress level. This week, I'm trying to focus on one project every few days to prevent being overwhelmed.
Tonight's assignment: The Marriage License
Here's the general breakdown:
#1) Plan Accordingly: In Bexar country, you must apply for a marriage license no earlier than 31 days before your ceremony. In addition, San Antonians must wait a 72 hour period immediately following the issue of the marriage license. (This can be waived by a judge if there is good cause or if an applicant is in the military on active duty in a hostile zone.)
#2) Bring Cash!!! So many friends have told me this! I've heard so many stories of couples standing in line for hours! Why are they so archaic that they don't accept debit cards or checks? No clue. But save yourself some time and bring $66 with you to the County Clerk's office.
#3) Proper Paperwork: If either the Bride or Groom have had a divorce, bring a copy of the divorce decree with you. You will also need your social security card and proof of ID, which can be a birth certificate, driver's license, or document issued by the state or foreign government (such as a Military ID or passport).
#4) No Needles: Your veins are safe! The State of Texas does not require a blood test for marriage lisences.
#5) Arrange a time: Like most city offices, the County Clerk is open 8 am to 5 pm. If you are a working woman, you may need to take a long lunch or work it into a late Friday afternoon. You'll need to carve out some time from your busy week.
You can find more info and specifics at the Bexar County Clerk website.