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

New Mexico State Flower

Do you want to use the state flower in your wedding bouquet?
The state flower of New Mexico is the beautiful Yucca Glauca.  (Pictured above)

Getting Your Marriage License

If you are getting married in the sate of New Mexico, you must first apply for a wedding license in person to the County Clerk’s Office.

Marriage license fee: $25

  • Minimum age to get a marriage license in New Mexico: 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.
  • There is NO waiting period.
  • The wedding license does not expire.
  • 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

Summers are hot and dry in New Mexico.   Temperatures are well into the 90F’s from June to August.    Higher elevations will see temperatures in the low 80F’s.  Bright sunny skies almost every day.

Wintertime will produce plenty of snow in the mountains.

In late September or October is when the chilly weather starts to come in.  The trees show off their golden yellow hues for a beautiful landscape.

Spring tends to be windy, dusty and chilly in New Mexico. 

Popular New Mexico Wedding Traditions

  • Most engaged couples in New Mexico choose to get married outdoors.
  • Indoor wedding venues are just as popular as outdoor venues.
  • Cactus and succulents are popular for center pieces and/or wedding favors.
  • Tradition in New Mexico is that the bride’s family pays for the wedding.
  • Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Santa Fe are the three most popular cities to get married.
  • Bride’s are not so picky when it comes to matching colors at their weddings.   The beautiful tradition of New Mexico is to have many colors or shades of a color.