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

South Carolina State Flower

Do you want to use the state flower in your wedding bouquet?
The state flower of South Carolina is the beautiful Yellow Jessamine.  (Pictured above)
Yellow Jessamine bloom from December to March.

South Carolina State Snack

Do you want to use the state snack at your wedding reception?
State Snack: Boiled Peanuts

Getting Your Marriage License

If you are getting married in the sate of South Carolina, you must first apply for a wedding license in the office of the Probate Judge.

Marriage license fee: Varies by county.

  • Minimum age to get a marriage license in South Carolina: Age 18
  • Both parties must appear together and file a written application that must be signed by both contracting parties and notarized in the office of the Probate Judge in which the license is to be issued.
  • There is 24-hour waiting period.
  • There is no expiration date for a South Carolina marriage license.
  • There is NO blood test required.
  • Residency is NOT required.
  • Witnesses are not required in the State of South 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

The summers tend to be hot and humid, with highs in the upper 80F’s and low 90F’s.   The only weather danger comes from the potential of hurricanes to hit the state from June until the end of November.

Along the coast, the winter temperatures are a pleasant 60F degrees.  

The fall season have comfortable temperatures in the 70F’s and plenty of color from the trees and flowers.

Spring is the rainiest season in South Carolina.   The flowers in the springtime bloom and the tress start to bud.

Popular South Carolina Wedding Traditions

  • Most engaged couples in South Carolina choose an oceanfront venue for the wedding.
  • Indoor wedding venues are just as popular as outdoor venues.
  • Guests will surely be welcomed with southern hospitality when it comes to South Carolina weddings.
  • Tradition in South Carolina is that the bride’s family pays for the wedding.
  • Columbia and Charleston are the two most popular cities to get married.
  • The grooms cake is just as special as the main wedding cake.