Published: Tuesday, Dec. 7th, 2021
A marriage license signing is the easiest way to get married, without the hassle or price tag of a typical wedding. In fact, these lightning-fast signature services are even easier than traditional elopements, making them a popular choice for couples and wedding officiants during the current wedding boom.
These bite-size nuptials are a breeze for couples to plan: All a couple needs to do is to choose a wedding officiant (or ask a friend to get ordained online to marry them), and bring their marriage license to the right place at the right time. No arguing with family, no difficult budgeting, no words to remember, no stress!
They’re convenient for wedding officiants, too. Signature-only ‘ceremonies’ don’t require multiple planning meetings, and because they only take a few minutes to perform, wedding officiants can schedule several of them in a single afternoon.
Signature-only ceremonies are wonderfully stress free!
Just don't forget to bring the marriage license.
Take photos! Ask your wedding officiant to snap a picture as you sign the license, and then pose for one more after the paperwork’s complete. After the signing, take a few selfies during your first kiss as a married couple.
You don’t need a professional photographer to capture the sweetness of the moment. Grab some candid shots and frame them.
If you’re officiating, offer to take a few photos (using the couple’s phone or camera) as they put pen to paper.
Don't forget to document your signing ceremony with a few fun photos.
Wedding selfies are adorable!
Couples, just because you don’t have an audience doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate in style. Wear something that makes you feel fantastic. That might be a cute cocktail dress, a three-piece suit, or a pair of matching tracksuits… whatever works for you!
Officiants, don’t forget how special this day is for your couple when choosing what to wear. Even if you’re meeting them at a local Starbucks on your way to run some errands, your clothing shows the couple that you honor your role as their officiant. We recommend dressing as you would for a traditional ceremony, using tips from our popular fashion guide for wedding officiants.
While most signing services are ‘all business,’ in order to keep things simple and affordable for a couple, a decorative marriage certificate will add an unexpected personal touch to the day.
These keepsakes don’t cost much, can be included in an officiant’s signing package, and come in beautiful designs to be framed and displayed. Simple and sweet, they give couples a way to remember the exact moment they said ‘I do’ for many years to come.
Marriage certificates come in many different styles,
including these examples from the AMM online store.
There’s no ‘take-two’ when it comes time for a couple to say ‘I do’-- Wedding officiants only get one shot to perform a perfect wedding ceremony.
Give yourself the tools and training you deserve to succeed as a wedding officiant, so that you can stand beside the lucky couple with complete confidence on their big day.
Become a Wedding Officiant with Our Free Online Ordination!