Not every couple wants a fancy wedding. Some couples are private and elope. Others are on a budget and can’t afford a fancy wedding. We have two great options for couples who don’t want to deal with the inconvenient courthouse wedding process. It’s like going to the DMV, but worse!
If you’re not familiar with the courthouse wedding process, keep reading…
Courthouse Wedding Process: Those who decide to make it legal at the courthouse must bring two witnesses (18 or older) with them to the justice court in downtown Phoenix by 4:30pm, deal with rush-hour traffic and then one-way streets to downtown parking, then wait in line with everybody else until the judge or justice starts signing at 5pm. The court charges $100 and only accepts cash. If you’re going on a Monday or Friday, plan on being there for several hours!
For more info call the justice court at (602) 372-6300.
We promise you a much nicer courthouse-style wedding experience. No metal detectors, downtown traffic, inconveniencing your witnesses, long lines, or hassle if you hire us.
The Two Solutions: If you have your Maricopa County marriage license or license issued by any county in Arizona, we can greatly simplify the process. Weekend evenings are generally excluded because we’re officiating premium ceremonies, but it’s even possible to get married today!
$200 includes: Want to simply make it legal? Come see us with your two witnesses and we’ll sign and then file your marriage license to the county recorder. You don’t have to inconvenience your witnesses by dragging them downtown during rush hour to wait around at the courthouse for several hours. PLEASE READ THE NEW REQUIREMENTS BELOW.
$375 includes: Everything from the $200 package and a wedding ceremony. You’ll have the opportunity to choose readings and vows ahead of time, and you’re certainly welcome to write your own vows. Plus, you’ll receive a keepsake copy of your ceremony so you always remember what was said. PLEASE READ THE NEW REQUIREMENTS BELOW.
NEW COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS
- you and your witnesses are wearing masks
- each of you bring your own pen with black ink
- you all stay at least 8 feet away from the officiant
- you all step up separately to sign the marriage license and then step away
- some couples are asking to send in the signed marriage license themselves, which you’re welcome to do