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

New Jersey State Flower

Do you want to use the state flower in your wedding bouquet?
The state flower of New Jersey is the beautiful Common Meadow Violet.  (Pictured above)

New Jersey State Fruit

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

Getting Your Marriage License

If you are getting married in the sate of New Jersey, you must first apply for a wedding license with you local NJ County Clerk.

Marriage license fee: $28

  • Minimum age to get a marriage license in New Jersey: Age 18
  • Marriage licenses are handled by the Registrar of Vital Statistics.
  • Be sure to contact you local NJ Registrar well in advance of the wedding to find out on what days and during what hours the Registrar will be in the office.  Some locales will require an appointment.
  • There is a 72-hour waiting period.
  • The wedding license is valid for 30 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 temperatures are hot and humid all over the state.  Daytime highs are between 80F – 87F.  The coast of New Jersey usually offers decent cool winds for a relief from the heat.

Winter weather in New Jersey are cold.   Average temperatures are between 37F and 45F.  There are plenty of icy days when the temperature drops below freezing, and snow can fall at any time.   If you are having a winter wedding be sure to check your local forecast in case of huge northeaster blizzard conditions.

Fall weather can be a mixture of temperatures and precipitation.   The daytime temperatures are normally in the 60F’s and 70F’s with blue skies and very sunny.

Spring weather can mimic fall weather at times.   Temperatures and precipitations are a mix.

Popular New Jersey Wedding Traditions

  • Most engaged couples in New Jersey choose to a formal wedding.
  • Indoor wedding venues are just as popular as outdoor venues.
  • A New Jersey beach wedding will surely make your wedding photos postcard perfect.
  • Tradition in New Jersey is that the bride’s family pays for the wedding.
  • Newark, Paterson and Princeton are the three most popular cities to get married.
  • With the many choices of historic churches and building you will surely find the perfect venue.