How to Get Married in New Mexico

Whether you are a state native or you are planning a destination wedding, knowing how to get married in New Mexico will help facilitate easy planning and can keep your wedding at or under budget. You will have a wide variety of items that you need to plan for, so finding the resources to tackle them are key.

Steps

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    Secure a marriage license in the state of New Mexico.
    • Visit the county probate court or circuit court in your area.
    • There is currently no residency requirement in the state of New Mexico, and your marriage license should be good throughout the entire state.
    • You must be 18 years of age or older to get a marriage license in New Mexico. If you are not, you will need a parent's consent. Those 16 years of age or younger will also require a court order to be able to be married.
    • There are no blood tests or physical exams for marriage licenses in New Mexico, and they do not expire.
    • If you were previously married or your spouse died, be prepared to provide either the divorce or the death date at the time of your application.
    • New Mexico does not allow cousins to marry.
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    Find your New Mexico ceremony location.
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    Locate the appropriate place to hold your New Mexico wedding reception.
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    Find other New Mexico wedding vendors available. This can include, but is not limited to, caterers, DJs, photographers, videographers, stationery providers and musicians.
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    Contact the vendors that you still need to book and discuss pricing and contract information.
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    Pay your deposit and sign your contract to hold the date with each vendor.
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    Don't hesitate to contact your vendor in the months leading up to your wedding. Making sure that you are both on the same page will be key to your big day's success.
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    Make all of your final payments the week before your wedding, and do a final check-in with each vendor.
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    Try to have a family member or friend be in charge of all the day-of details so that you can enjoy and take in everything that is going on around you.

Tips

  • In the state of New Mexico, there is no waiting period after you obtain your marriage license.

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