photo © Johnny Sundby Photography
WEDDINGS : LEGALITIES
The most important legal aspect (aside from being legally single and of age) is your marriage license.
Here are details about getting your marriage license:
• Purchase from any SD county courthouse
• Up to 20 days prior to the wedding
• You both must both be present
• Bring driver’s licenses or other government-issued photo ID
• $40 cash
• No blood test, waiting period or need for divorce decrees
Bring your marriage license to the ceremony. We will complete it and get the needed signatures (two adult witnesses are required). I will mail it back to the courthouse.
Note: Under special circumstances, you may return the marriage certificate to the courthouse yourselves in person, but this must be done within 10 days of the ceremony and with the consent of the courthouse.
Need a certified copy of your marriage certificate? (It’s necessary for changing your name, renewing your driver’s license, and so on.) It will not be mailed to you automatically. You must request it from any South Dakota county courthouse. There is an additional $15 fee.
“We honestly couldn't have asked
for a better person to marry us. We
loved the way you brought in humor
about the weather, and since we hear
that rain on your wedding day brings
good luck, we should be good for awhile!
We couldn't have done it without you.”
Ryan and Lyn Telford
checklist kudos articles site map email
© 2006 to present Mary Maisey-Ireland, 605 484 8464