Are same sex marriages legal in CT?
28, 2008, same sex marriages were made legal in Connecticut.
Will you officiate for a
same sex marriage?
Will you officiate a
I am not comfortable
officiating over any ceremony that requires the Bible or God
incorporated into their ceremony. This is not meant to
offend anyone. I feel religious ceremonies are best left to
your Priest or Rabbi. Spirituality is important and should be
expressed appropriately to preserve ones faith. :-)
Will you officiate weddings
Of course, but I
will not risk my health or safety. You must have an alternative
plan if it's bad weather. I will not officiate outside if it is
raining or snowing and I will not officiate outside during the colder
months of the year.
What is the legal age to get married?
The legal age for marriage in the state of
Connecticut is 18 years of age.
Do I need to be a resident of Connecticut
to get married?
Do I need a blood test?
Blood tests are no longer required as of
October 1, 2003.
Do I need any other tests?
Connecticut no longer
requires syphilis and rubella screening as of October 1, 2003.
Where do I get a marriage license?
October 1st, 2009, marriage licenses
are obtainable from the town hall in which you are getting married in.
Do both the bride and groom have to apply
for the marriage license together?
Both the prospective bride and groom must
apply for the license in person, but not necessarily together. If the
application is signed by the parties on different dates, then the
earlier date is considered the official application date.
is the fee for a marriage license?
The fee is $30.00.
Is there a waiting period to apply for a
No. You can get your license the same day that you apply for it.
How long is a marriage license valid for?
A marriage license
valid for 65 days and is required of any couple getting married in
When do I need to give my
officiant the wedding license?
It is up to the person performing the ceremony, but I require it in it's
original envelope ahead
of time at the rehearsal.
(Please make sure to place a stamp on the envelope. If your
license comes in a large manila envelope, please use 2 stamps.)
What happens to the marriage license after the wedding?
is responsible for signing the license and returning it in a
pre-stamped envelope (by the bride/groom) to the town clerk where the
marriage took place.
Where can I get a copy of my marriage
You can get
a copy of your license from the town clerk in the city you were married
What happens if my divorce
from my previous marriage isn't final before the ceremony, will you
still perform the ceremony?
Do we need witnesses?
No, the state of
Connecticut does not require witnesses.
Will you perform joined
ceremonies with another officiant?
That depends on the circumstances, but I am certainly open to the