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.