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

Rhode Island State Flower

Do you want to use the state flower in your wedding bouquet?
The state flower of Rhode Island is the beautiful Common Blue Violet.  (Pictured above)
Common Blue Violet blooms from April to May.

Rhode Island State Fruit

Do you want to use the state fruit in your wedding dessert?
State Fruit:  Rhode Island Greening Apple

Getting Your Marriage License

If you are getting married in the sate of Rhode Island, you must first apply for a wedding license at the city/town clerk’s office.

Marriage license fee: $24

  • Minimum age to get a marriage license in Rhode Island: Age 18
  • Be sure to contact the city/town clerk’s office where you will apply for the license to verify their identification requirements and hours open to the public.
  • There is NO waiting period.
  • The wedding license is valid for 90 days.
  • There is NO blood test required.
  • Residency is NOT required.
  • 2 Witnesses are required in the State of Rhode Island.
  • 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

The climate in the summer is hot, with average temperatures in the 80’s and peaks in the 90’s in July.   Summer is the perfect time to enjoy Alabama’s sugar white beaches, which come alive in the warm-weather months.

The average daytime temperature is in the mid 50’s, with lows in the 30’s.  It’s rare in Alabama to get severely cold or even snow.  During the winter, Alabama’s Gulf Coast offers a getaway for anyone wanting to escape the frigid weather.

Daytime temperatures are in the 70’s, with lows in the 50’s.  You usually need only a sweater or light jacket through November.  Rainfall is lowest in October.  Alabama is beautiful throughout the year, but especially in the Fall.  As the greens of summer surrender to glittering yellow poplars, scarlet dogwoods, orange maples and golden hickories, Alabama unfolds its patchwork quilt of color.  Colors will be at their best from late October to early November.   Fall weddings are beautiful in Alabama.

The majority of Alabama’s spring days are warm and sunny.   Rainfall across the state is highest in March, and temperatures average in the 60’s.

Popular Rhode Island Wedding Traditions

  • Most engaged couples in Rhode Island choose an indoor wedding.
  • Indoor wedding venues are just as popular as outdoor venues.
  • With the long 40 mile coastline, most engaged couples choose to have their wedding along the water shores.
  • Tradition in Rhode Island is that the bride’s family pays for the wedding.
  • Providence, Newport and Warwick are the three most popular cities to get married.
  • Yachts and Marinas along the coast are great venue choices in Rhode Island.