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Get Married ... Now!


If you and your honey want to pull off a spontaneous wedding, get your eggs together and head down to Superior Court. It can be done.

  1. You've got to be an unmarried man and an unmarried woman. This ain't Utah.

  2. Bring IDs--driver's license, green card, passport or birth certificate--to prove you're at least 18 and you're you.

  3. Fill out marriage license and turn it in. Usually takes around 15 minutes to process. Bring $73 for the filing charge. Cash, check, Visa and Discover Card accepted.

  4. After getting the license, you can usually get married the same day, but make an appointment just to be sure (408/299-8583).

  5. Ceremonies are held at Superior Court, conducted Monday-Thursday, every half hour from 1:30 to 4pm, and Fridays from 9 to 11:30am and 1:30 to 4pm.

  6. At the courthouse, bring the marriage license, your significant other, cash or check for $50, one witness, and an interpreter if you need one.

  7. Hold hands. Say "I do" when instructed. Kiss.

  8. Use the money you've just saved and put a down payment on a house.

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From the March 5-11, 1998 issue of Metro.

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