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

North Carolina State Flower

Do you want to use the state flower in your wedding bouquet?
The state flower of North Carolina is the beautiful Dogwood Blossom.  (Pictured above)
Dogwoods bloom all year round.

North Carolina State Fruit

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

Getting Your Marriage License

If you are getting married in the sate of North Carolina, you must first apply for a wedding license at any local Register of Deed’s office.

Marriage license fee: $60

  • Minimum age to get a marriage license in North Carolina: Age 18
  • There is NO waiting period.
  • The wedding license is valid for 60 days.
  • There is NO blood test required.
  • Residency is NOT required.
  • 2 witnesses are required in the State of North Carolina.
  • 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 highs rarely reach over 90F and can be quite hot.  Hurricanes are possible along the coast of North Carolina in August and September. 

Winter temperatures are around 60F.   Snow falls a few times each winter in Charlotte and Raleigh, but rarely sticks around.

Most popular wedding season in North Carolina is the Fall.   The amazing fall colors along the mountains will make for postcard perfect pictures.

March and April will bring chilly temperatures.  Springtime is the time of year where you can find great deals on Hotels.   So, if you are having out of town guests, Springtime might be the best choice for an indoor wedding.

Popular North Carolina Wedding Traditions

  • Most engaged couples in North Carolina choose to have a formal wedding.
  • Indoor wedding venues are just as popular as outdoor venues.
  • Rustic weddings with mason jars and sweet tea is still popular in North Carolina.
  • Tradition in North Carolina is that the bride’s family pays for the wedding.
  • Charlotte, Raleigh, Asheville and the Outer Banks are the four most popular cities/areas to get married.
  • Did you know that one North Carolina tradition is to give single guests a piece of the groom’s cake?  Folktale says it’s a way to bring dreams of the person they will marry some day.