Knowing the local and state laws will only help you in not breaking the law. Save yourself from having to notify your wedding guests that the wedding is cancelled.
What are some of the laws not to break and prevent you from getting married?
the Wedding Is Cancelled
Some states do not allow marriage licenses to be issued to couples who appear drunk, insane or imbeciles. It’s best to not to be feeling the effects of any drugs or even hung over when at the County Clerk’s office applying for a marriage license. As the saying goes, “Stupid is as stupid does”.
If your wedding officiant can forsee the future and lives in New Orleans, you best think twice. Palm readers, mystics, and fortune tellers are not legally allowed to perform marriage ceremonies.
At most weddings, the officiant seems to always ask “if anyone can show just cause why this couple cannot lawfully be joined together in matrimony”. But what if the bride and/or groom are not even present because they are in the Armed Froces, can they still marry? Well, in the state of Montana the bride and groom can be married in a proxy process. However, MT is the only state. Although, some states do allow a wedding when at least one of the parties getting married is present. Know the law so that your marriage is legit for your state.
While at many parties sitting around a campfire, party goers have played and will play games like truth or dare. Truth or dare is a game where you must tell the attendees the truth to a question you are asked. A dare is a task you must complete. If you are dared to marry someone, you should not live in the state of Delaware. In the state of DE, it is unlawful to get married on a dare. If you were already married on a dare, you can easily get your marriage annulled.
Every girl dreams of the day when the man of her dreams proposes. He gets on one knee and asks “will you marry me?”. If you are the man proposing to your love and are over the age of 16, you better not be seducing her just by asking her to marry you. This would land you in jail in the sate of South Carolina. That’s right! It’s considered a misdemeanor for a man over the age of 16 to propose to a woman in order to seduce her.
In the town of Truro, Massachusetts, grooms must show their manliness before their wedding day – according to law! The groom must hunt and kill either six blackbirds or three crows. Get your orange on and ready your shotgun. Bird hunting season is only so long. Be sure to plan ahead!
The state of Kentucky is trying to give some smarts to the women of their state. KY has a law that makes it unlawful for women to marry the same man four times. As the saying goes “third time is a charm” as there won’t be a fourth!
When you think of couples getting married regarding age, you always think about if they are old enough to get married. Utah has a law that couples must be older than 65 to get married! Wow! Yes, this is the case if they are first cousins – then it is lawful.
Matt loves listening to any music style he can understand the words. He lives in the wedding capital of the world, Las Vegas, with his wife Sharon. Matt's other likes include craft beer, baseball, and traveling.