HOW TO GET MARRIED IN ARIZONA
If you are looking to for tips on how to get married in Arizona, you’ve come to the right place!
Arizona is such a beautiful state with lots of hidden gem locations to choose from. We have everything from scenic mountains you can exchange vows in front of, to taking a helicopter tour across the Grand Canyon, hike the neverending red rock mountains of Sedona Arizona, miles of slot canyons, sand dunes, and mountains in every direction you look! Did I mention we have mountains?
Arizona may not have all four seasons but there is nothing in Arizona you can’t do year round!
ARIZONA MARRIAGE LAWS AND REQUIREMENTS
Just like any other state, getting married in Arizona has different laws than its surrounding domains.
– you MUST BE THE AGE OF 18 YEARS OR OLDER (UNLESS YOU ARE 16 AND HAVE PARENTAL CONSENT).
– YOU AND YOUR PARTNER MUST BOTH BE PRESENT TO APPLY FOR AND SIGN A MARRIAGE LICENSE.
– THERE IS A $83 (USD) FEE TO OBTAIN YOUR LICENSE
– YOU NEED YOUR GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID AND YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER TO APPLY AS WELL.
– YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE 2 (TWO) WITNESSES OVER THE AGE OF 18 PRESENT TO SIGN YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE.
– SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS ALLOWED.
–YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN ARIZONA RESIDENT TO APPLY FOR AN ARIZONA MARRIAGE LICENSE.
–AFTER YOU RECEIVE YOUR MARRIAGE LICENSE FROM THE COURT, IT IS VALID FOR UP TO 12 (TWELVE) MONTHS BUT NEEDS TO BE RETURNED TO THE COURT BY EITHER YOU OR YOUR OFFICIANT WITHIN 30 (THIRTY) BUSINESS DAYS AFTER YOUR CEREMONY IS LEGALLY RECORDED.
side note – I am an ordained officiant and can legally marry you if you do not want to hire someone to perform your ceremony / sign your marriage license!
If you want to see more requirements/ details obtaining a license, click HERE.
ARIZONA WEATHER YEAR ROUND
Let me warn you. Arizona during the summers can be absolutely DREADFUL. It can get as hot as 115 degrees (Fahrenheit) in the Phoenix valley. As an Arizona born and raised resident I HIGHLY recommend escaping to Northern Arizona during the summer heat wave. Summer typically lasts from the months of June-August averaging a high of 105 degrees (Fahrenheit), according to VisitArizona.com.
Yes Arizona is not the most fun state during the hot temperatures but besides the triple digit weather it is a beautiful state to adventure. A 2 hour drive North from Phoenix, Arizona will take you to the gorgeous snowfall valley of Flagstaff, Arizona – the most popular location and season to get married!
If you plan on getting married in the near future, contact me for more information on what the weather looks like and what the best adventure activities are!
MY FAVORITE ELOPEMENT AND ADVENTURE LOCATIONS
– Payson, Arizona
PHOTO OF WATSON LAKE
– Lost Dutchman State Park / SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN
READ MORE ABOUT AN ELOPEMENT AT THE SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS
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– Stafford, Arizona
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