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

Pennsylvania State Flower

Do you want to use the state flower in your wedding bouquet?
The state flower of Pennsylvania is the beautiful Mountain Laurel.  (Pictured above)
Mountain Laurel bloom between May and June.

Getting Your Marriage License

If you are getting married in the sate of Pennsylvania, you must first apply for a wedding license at their nearest Marriage License Bureau of the Registrar of Wills.

Marriage license fee: $40-$84, varying by county.

  • Minimum age to get a marriage license in Pennsylvania: Age 18
  • Applicants should take the necessary steps to obtain a Marriage License 2 to 3 weeks before the scheduled date of their marriage ceremony.
  • There is a 3-day waiting period.
  • The wedding license is valid for 60 days.
  • There is NO blood test required.
  • Residency is NOT required.
  • Witnesses are not required in the State of Pennsylvania.
  • 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

Temperatures in the summer warm up to into the mid to upper 80F’s.   The summer months are also very humid.

From December to February the temperatures average in the 40F’s.   The coldest part of the state is the northwest corner around the town of Erie. This area can get up to 100 inches of snow over the winter, though the entire state is subject to several snowy days each season.

The most popular time of year for weddings in Pennsylvania is the fall.  In September the daytime highs are a pleasant 70F.   The leaves on the trees start turning color in October with daytime highs in the 60F’s.  

Spring is very refreshing in Pennsylvania.  The weather day to day temperatures and weather can change day by day.

Popular Pennsylvania Wedding Traditions

  • Most engaged couples in Pennsylvania choose to have a semi-formal or formal wedding.
  • Indoor wedding venues are just as popular as outdoor venues.
  • Receptions at a brewhouse has become a popular trend in Pennsylvania.
  • Tradition in Pennsylvania is that the bride’s family pays for the wedding.
  • Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown are the three most popular cities to get married.
  • Engaged couples in Pennsylvania like to give their guests edible favors.