Getting Married In Georgia?
Information you might want to know if you are getting married in Georgia.
Georgia State Flower
Do you want to use the state flower in your wedding bouquet?
The state flower of Georgia is the beautiful Cherokee Rose. (Pictured above)
Cherokee Rose flowers bloom in early Spring.
Georgia State Fruit
Do you want to use the state fruit in your wedding dessert?
State Fruit: Peach
Getting Your Marriage License
If you are getting married in the sate of Georgia, you must first apply for a wedding license in any county Probate Court, provided at least one of the applicants is a resident of the State of Georgia.
Marriage license fee: $56 without Premarital Education completed. $16 with Premarital Education.
- Minimum age to get a marriage license in Georgia: Age 18
- Be sure to contact your local county Probate Court well in advance of the wedding to find out on what days and during what hours the Clerk will be in the office. Some locales may require an appointment.
- There is NO waiting period.
- The wedding license in Georgia does not have an expiration date.
- There is NO blood test required.
- Residency is NOT required. However, if not a resident, you must apply in the county where your marriage is to be performed.
- Witnesses are not required in the State of Georgia if the person performing the ceremony completes the form.
- Both parties need to be present to apply in person.
- Both parties need to provide a valid form of I.D.
- Both parties need to provide a valid Social Security card.
You can check most recent updated laws here.
Plan Your Wedding According To Your Favorite Season
If you want to avoid the rain, schedule a June wedding! Later in the summer the temperatures and humidity can get pretty high.
Winter weather can get harsh so if you choose a winter wedding you definitely want to choose an indoor venue.
September and October are popular wedding months. It starts to get cool outside and it’s gorgeous outside!
There is a slight chance of rain, but the start of Spring can bring some beautiful landscape wedding backdrops.
Popular Georgia Wedding Traditions
- Most engaged couples in Georgia choose to have a semi-formal wedding.
- More than half of Georgia weddings are held at the beach.
- Mason jars, burlap, candles and lace are still some of the popular décor for weddings.
- Tradition in Georgia is that the bride’s family pays for the wedding.
- Atlanta and Savannah are the two most popular cities to get married.
- Vintage weddings and coastal weddings are both popular.