Getting Married In Michigan?
Information you might want to know if you are getting married in Michigan.

Michigan State Flower

Do you want to use the state flower in your wedding bouquet?
The state flower of Michigan is the beautiful Apple Blossom.  (Pictured above)
Apple Blossoms bloom from April to June.

Getting Your Marriage License

If you are getting married in the sate of Michigan, you must first apply for a wedding license from the County Clerk of the county which either applicant resides.

Marriage license fee: $20 for residents, $30 for non-residents.

  • Minimum age to get a marriage license in Michigan: Age 18
  • Be sure to contact your local County Clerk’s office 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 will require an appointment.
  • There is a 3 day waiting period.
  • The wedding license is valid for 33 days.
  • There is NO blood test required.
  • Residency is NOT required.
  • 2 Witnesses are required in the State of Michigan and must be 18 years of age.
  • 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

Summer are the warmest months with daytime high temperatures of 80F.   If you choose to have your wedding along the shores of Lake Michigan your guests will enjoy the lake breezes.

Winter weather rarely go higher than 30F and can bring up to 160 inches of snow.

The colors of Fall in Michigan are simply astonishing.   Your wedding photos will definitely be postcard perfect during the Fall months.

Spring is known as the ‘Mud Season’.   With the ground wet and slushy an indoor wedding is a must during the spring months.

Popular Michigan Wedding Traditions

  • Most engaged couples in Michigan choose a more formal wedding.
  • Indoor wedding venues are just as popular as outdoor venues.
  • Michigan music traditions are very popular at the reception.
  • Tradition in Michigan is that the bride’s family pays for the wedding.
  • Detroit, Grand Rapids and Traverse City are the three most popular cities to get married.
  • Photos by the lake will make your wedding pictures postcard perfect.