How to Get Married in Vermont

Whether you are a native of the state or you are planning a destination wedding, knowing how to get married in Vermont without the right basic know-how can be challenging. From your marriage license to the ceremony location to all of the other vendors you need to select for your big day, you can easily get overwhelmed if you don't plan ahead. Instead, though, check out the many resources available for a Vermont wedding, and search for the most cost-effective, high-quality service providers available.

Steps

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    Obtain a Vermont marriage license through your local town clerk. The cost is $45, and you have 60 days to marry before the document becomes void.
    • You have to be 18 years of age to marry in Vermont without parental permission. Those who are 16 and 17 years old can marry with parental consent, and no one under the age of 16 is allowed to marry in the state of Vermont.
    • You have to be of sound mind, and if you are under a guardianship, you must have the consent of the guardian.
    • If both of you are residents of Vermont, you can go to either person's town clerk. If only one of you is a resident, you have to go to that person's town clerk. And if neither of you are residents, you can go to any town clerk to obtain your Vermont marriage license.
    • Information that you will need to provide to the clerk includes both of your names, where you reside, and where and when you were born. You will also need to give the clerk's office your parents' names, your mothers' maiden names, as well as your parents' places of birth.
    • If you are divorced or had a previous spouse who has passed away, you will need to provide proof of either of those facts.
    • A Vermont marriage license is good for the entire state.
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    Find Vermont wedding ceremony locations from which to choose.
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    Look for a Vermont wedding reception facility large enough to accommodate the number of guests you are planning to invite.
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    Find your other Vermont wedding vendors. Think about categories including, but not limited to, a caterer, photographer, DJ, florist, dress shop, tux-rental location and/or invitation provider.
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    Contact the vendors that you are interested in and discuss their prices and booking information.
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    Sign your contracts and send your deposit.
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    Stay in touch with your vendors during the months leading up to your wedding.
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    Give your Vermont wedding vendors a phone call or email to touch base one to two weeks prior to the event.
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    Make your final payments the week of the event, and then sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Tips

  • Plan on asking a close friend or family member to be your liaison with the vendors on the day of your wedding. Ask this person to be the point of contact to field any questions from vendors so that you can enjoy your big day.

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Categories: Weddings