Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply for a Marriage License
You can download a pdf version of the New Jersey marriage license application here!.
Where to apply:

1. The marriage license application is to be made in the New Jersey municipality in which either party resides
and the license is valid throughout the State of New Jersey.

2. If neither applicant is a New Jersey resident, submit the application in the municipality where the marriage ceremony will be performed,
the license is only valid in the issuing municipality.

Please contact the 
Local Registrar to determine if license applications are handled during business hours or by appointment.





I Cater to Couples Who:


  • May not belong to a church, synagogue or other religious organization, or whose family minister is not available for their wedding date, or is unwilling to travel to their wedding location
  • Want a customized personal wedding ceremony that fits their beliefs
  • Are of different faiths and want to blend the wedding customs of their faiths or prefer a neutral spiritual wedding ceremony
  • Want a civil/secular wedding ceremony with no reference to religion
  • Are divorced or belong to a church that does not accept their lifestyle
  • Want to include their children and/or their parents in their wedding ceremony
  • Have a non-traditional wedding location
  • Would like to incorporate their personal stories into their wedding ceremony
  • May want to have a variety of customs in their wedding ceremony such as the sand ceremony, blessing of the hands, glass breaking, cup of wine ceremony, Celtic handfasting ceremony, unity candle, unity circle, blessing of the rings, Native American readings and traditions, or many more options that are available. 

I Help You To...




Design a ceremony that is beautiful, elegant and personalized, and unique to you.

Ensure that your ceremony reflects the personal values and/or spirituality that you both share.

Create a ceremony that speaks of your mutual love, loyalty, commitment and respect.


Before You Reserve Your Ceremony...


I can meet with you face-to-face and free of charge before you make any decision.

I want you to be totally comfortable and at ease, knowing that your wedding will be perfect. 


After You Reserve Your Ceremony...


You may customize your ceremony with my expert help, and plan the entire ceremony minute by minute.

Receive friendly consultations at any time regarding your needs.

Finish with a ceremony that your friends and family will remember forever! 



On Your Special Day...



You have an experienced, professional officiant who is focused on you and your needs.

Your officiant will provide you with reassurance, direction, warmth and presence and put you, your friends and your family at ease.

Your ceremony will be conducted with sincerity, dignity, joy and love. Everyone will tell you how much they adored your ceremony. 




Types of Ceremonies




A traditional wedding ceremony is the handing down of vows, beliefs and customs from generation to generation. I assist couples in incorporating important cultural and family traditions in their ceremony.


A non-traditional wedding ceremony is similar to a civil ceremony, but may or may not have religious overtones. You will most likely add your own flavor to a non-traditional ceremony.


A religious ceremony includes vows, beliefs and customs that are important to your religion. It is often held in your place of worship. I can incorporate elements that are important in your religion if you choose not to get married at your place of worship.


A non-denominational ceremony has no association with a religious denomination. It can contain elements of traditional, non-traditional, spiritual, interfaith and/or civil ceremonies.


A spiritual wedding is a completely personalized ceremony that incorporates spiritual practices rather than religious practices. You can include your own spiritual beliefs or select from many ancient traditions and practices from around the world.


An interfaith ceremony is an ideal solution for couples that have different spiritual, religious or cultural backgrounds. I can assist you in combining important practices of faith into your ceremony.


A civil ceremony allows a couple to include special readings, vows, symbols and wedding themes that may not be included in a religious ceremony. A civil ceremony often does not contain religious elements; however, it is completely up to the couple. A civil ceremony can take place in the venue of your choice.

*I have vows that represent each type of ceremony. 

Rev Jimmy was wonderful for our ceremony at Bear Mountain. He completely personalized our ceremony and included our history and relationship perfectly. He was so fast to respond anytime we had a question or change and got our marriage license taken care of for us and quickly! Many of our guests complimented our ceremony and Rev. Jimmy! Our coach buses transporting guests were a little late and rev jimmy handled it very well, not rushing through the ceremony yet also keeping us as close to schedule as possible! Many of our guests thought we had known rev jimmy personally but we only sat down with him one time before our wedding. He did a great job! Thanks again rev Jimmy!!



Rev. Smith did a fabulous job! We had so many compliments about our ceremony. People told us that it was the only wedding ceremony they ever enjoyed! It was touching without being corny and meant a lot to us. Also, Rev. Smith is friendly, flexible, and easy to reach.

Alyssa & Alex


Reverend Jimmy was awesome!! He was so easy going from the very beginning and really made my husband and I so relaxed the day of our wedding. We received so many compliments on how he really kept a light mood during the ceremony. He made our ceremony everything I'd hoped for!



We hired Rev. Jimmy Smith for an outdoor wedding at the Rockleigh. Rev. Jimmy Smith was so cool. We hired him because he had done our friend's wedding and he seemed really flexible and down to earth. The ceremony was so honest and real that the guests said it was the first wedding that they went to that they could really relate to and understand the beauty of what marriage is all about from his sermon. We thank Rev. Jimmy Smith for making the wedding so honest and beautiful. He worked with us so the ceremony was everything we wanted it to be.



Reverend Jimmy did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. He is friendly and warm, and he tailored our wedding ceremony just as we wanted. He is very easy to reach by email, and has several different format options for ceremonies. We were very happy having him as our officiant!



Rev. Jimmy was the perfect officiant for our wedding. Not only was he able to customize our wedding, but his impromptu reactions during our ceremony give it that personalized feel that I'm sure every bride is looking for. I would highly recommend Rev. Jimmy!!



Finding an officiant was one of the most important aspects of our wedding day. Rev Jimmy was so great to meet with. He listened to what was important to us as a couple. He provided us with ceremony readings thy he personally wrote. He is very accommodating to any suggestions and provided excellent feedback. He was on time (very important) and performed a great ceremony. He has YouTube links of ceremonies he has performed. Well dressed, very professional and provided us with a lovely ceremony. I would definitely recommend him for future couples.



Rev. Jimmy was awesome! From day 1 of planning he was very flexible and walked us through the entire process of how to obtain our marriage certificate and the flow of the ceremony. We were able to build the ceremony the way we wanted to and he was perfect the day of our wedding.



My husband and I couldn't be more happy with our decision to use Reverend Jimmy as our officiant. We waited a little late to start looking and consider it a lucky chance that he was free for our wedding date. From our first meeting we had such a comfortable feeling and we knew Jimmy would be easy to work with. It was one of the easiest decisions of our entire wedding.

Reverend Jimmy was patient and kind throughout the whole process, as we worked to make the ceremony feel like our own. We were blessed with a beautiful day and everyone thought the ceremony was beautiful. We felt so calm and comfortable and that was so important on what could be such a stressful day. Our faith in Jimmy put us at ease. And our guests truly loved the unique ceremony we had. We couldn't be happier and would choose Jimmy again in a moment if we had to.



Rev. Jimmy was great to work with. He was flexible and a great speaker. Excellent officiant!



Rev. Jimmy was an absolute pleasure to work with!

We met with Jimmy about a year before our wedding and from the first meeting on he helped us to create our dream ceremony. Jimmy provides you with ideas for your ceremony and then lets you go from there. His ceremonies can be as traditional or unique as you want them. No quirk is too big or too small.

He was an invaluable asset during the administrative part of the wedding process as well. Jimmy knew every detail and walked us through how to get our marriage license. Everyone in the Health Department knew him and liked him which made getting the license an absolute pleasure.

He was never too busy to immediately respond to emails and met with us several times. Perhaps the best thing about Jimmy is his ability to calm you down both during the wedding planning and actual ceremony. Despite the scorching heat, he kept the ceremony lively and fun. Everyone we spoke to absolutely loved the wedding ceremony. We recommend him completely.

Anne Marie


Reverend Jimmy was the first officiant we met with almost a year prior to our wedding, we spoke with a few more to compare style and how our personalities meshed, no one came close to Rev. Jimmy. The process of preparing our ceremony (which, we wanted more personalized than just standard vows) was so easy, he was with us every step of the way.

Our ceremony was beautiful, don't just take our word for it! Everyone at our wedding remarked on how unique and moving our ceremony was, they had never seen anything quite like it. Also, even though no one else in our bridal party or our parents had met Reverend Jimmy prior to the day everyone had great things to say about him.

We will happily recommend him to anyone we know getting married!



Thank you so much for creating a special ceremony that's is meant for me and Jason ...everyone could not stop talking about beautiful the ceremony was. Thank you



Rev Jimmy Smith was the perfect officiant for our wedding. From the minute we met him we knew he would give us the personal ceremony that we wanted. He kept it interesting, light-hearted, personal, and professional. We truly felt like it was "our" wedding, not the cookie-cutter wedding you get from many other officiants. Rev Jimmy responded to every email quickly and answered any questions we had. Everybody has told us how much they enjoyed his service and we've already recommended him to our friends!

Brad & Alisyn


Reverend Jimmy Smith officiated my wedding on April 20, 2013 at The Oyster Point Hotel. When I first contacted him he responded right away. He worked with us and delivered the perfect ceremony. He spoke clearly, loudly and had great enthusiasm. We did not want a long ceremony and we did not want a religious. It was very easy to work with him in creating the the pefect fit for us. I would def recommend him if you are looking for a wedding offiant.



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