Where can we get married?
Just about anywhere you’d like . See my favorite wedding locations.
Do we need a marriage license?
Yes. See marriage license requirements.
How much does it cost?
I try to keep my fees reasonable. Factors include the time of year – June through September – is the most sought after. Friday , Saturday and Sunday, likewise are in demand . October thru May is a great time to get married, and costs are lower, as are weekdays Monday through Thursday . Holidays, are also more expensive.
I’m told a Justice of the Peace can’t marry anyone in Rhode Island; is that true?
Yes, while technically true, it is misleading. A justice of the peace can’t marry anyone in Rhode Island, however, justice of the Peace is a term that virtually everyone recognizes, and uses to describe someone who officiates at a civil wedding. And so wedding officiants, who are authorized under Rhode Island General Laws section 15 -3- 5 , use the term justice of the peace in their advertising. I have never heard of anyone, officiating at a wedding in Rhode Island , who was not authorized to do so.
Can we write our own wedding vows?
Yes, yes just let me know, and you can write your own vows. Also, please check out my sample vows. If there’s something you like, you’re free to use those.
People often ask me why are so many brides late for their own wedding ceremony it’s so rude?
While I agree, I think brides sometimes lose sight of time of day and don’t think, Oh, I’m keeping everyone waiting. My suggestion, watch the clock, be mindful of your itinerary- hair, makeup, dressing- and arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the ceremony. Simple etiquette requires that you be considerate and respectful of your guests and family.
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