New Hampshire Weddings

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

New Hampshire State Flower

Do you want to use the state flower in your wedding bouquet?
The state flower of New Hampshire is the beautiful Common Purple Lilac.  (Pictured above)
The Purple Lilacs are produced in the spring.

New Hampshire State Fruit

Do you want to use the state fruit in your wedding dessert?
State Fruit:  Pumpkin

Getting Your Marriage License

If you are getting married in the sate of New Hampshire, you must first apply for a wedding license at any City/Town Clerk’s office

Marriage license fee: $50

  • Minimum age to get a marriage license in New Hampshire: Age 18
  • The City/Town Clerk is responsible for issuing marriage licenses in the state of New Hampshire.
  • You can obtain a marriage license from any county in the State of New Hampshire regardless of where you live, or where you are getting married.
  • There is NO waiting period.
  • The wedding license is valid for 90 days.
  • There is NO blood test required.
  • Residency is NOT required.
  • 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 number/card.

You can check most recent updated laws here.

Plan Your Wedding According To Your Favorite Season

SUMMER
Daytime highs rarely reach higher than 80F between June and August.  

WINTER
January weather can bring cold windy weather with the daytime highs that only reach 32F on the coast and 0F in the interior mountains.  New Hampshire winter storms can bring up to four feet of snow and create ice storms.

FALL
New Hampshire is well-known as one of America’s premier destinations for impressive fall foliage.  With the mix of rolling farmland and forested hills, makes for a postcard perfect photoshoot for your wedding.  The sky is a brilliant blue and the color of the trees are a rainbow of color.

SPRING
Spring months can still be very cold.  If you decide to have a springtime wedding, a lodge with a warm fire will make your guests comfortably warm.

Popular New Hampshire Wedding Traditions

  • Most engaged couples in New Hampshire choose to DIY their own wedding.
  • Indoor wedding venues are just as popular as outdoor venues.
  • Tradition in New Hampshire is that the bride’s family pays for the wedding.
  • Manchester and Nashua are the two most popular cities to get married.
  • Bride’s choose to have small weddings in New Hampshire.   They want their closest friends and family standing next to them when they say, “I Do”.
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