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June 29, 2011


Clerk of the Superior Court, Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona

You may obtain a marriage license in any county in Arizona, as long as your wedding will take place in Arizona.

COST $83.00 (subject to change). Call the office nearest you for their preferred method of payment – which may range from cash, money orders, bank guarantee card or credit card, with proper identification. If you are purchasing your license at Justice Courts, only money orders are accepted.  Certified copies of a marriage license are $37.50 (subject to change), would recommend purchasing at least two of these to have for changing your name.

1). Both the applicants must appear together to apply and obtain a marriage license.

2).  Applications must occur prior to the marriage ceremony taking place.

3). No blood test is required.

4). Each applicant is required to provide a valid government issued photo I.D., such as a driver’s license or passport to show proof of age and confirm identity.

5).  Social Security numbers are required from U.S. citizens, and a Matricula Consular I.D. card is not an acceptable form for a marriage license application.

6).  You will need 2 witnesses to sign the marriage license certificate portion and they must be 18 years of age or older.

7). If you are in the process of getting a divorce, by Arizona law, you may apply for a license, even if the divorce is not final. To be legally married, the divorce must be final and secured in the state where it was granted.

8).  Effective August 3, 2018, if you are under 16 years of age, you are prohibited from marrying.

9). If you are at least 16 years of age, and under the age of 18, the following is required:   a). either a certified copy of an Emancipation Order, OR a notarized Clerk’s Office parental consent form along with the front and back of your parent(s) or legal guardian’s identification, or have your parent(s) or legal guardian accompany you and present proper identification and sign the parental consent form in the presence of the clerk issuing the marriage license; AND b). a copy of your birth certificate; AND c). one of the following government issued picture I.D.’s is required: a) current driver’s license; or a state or military I.D. card; or a current passport; or another government issued picture I.D.

1). A marriage license must be issued prior to the ceremony taking place, signed at completion of the ceremony, and returned by the officiator within 30 days after the ceremony has taken place in order for the license to be recorded.

2).  No waiting period, you will receive your marriage license and may be married on the same day you apply for it.

3). Any unused marriage license expires one year from the date of purchase.

4).  Appointments are now available for four locations online and will be honored prior to walk ins.  You must check in upon arrival.

All location hours are Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (excluding holidays), except as otherwise noted below.

602.372.5375 or 602.37.CLERK

601 W. Jackson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003

18380 N. 40th Street, Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ 85032

14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane, Surprise, AZ 85374

222 E. Javelina, Mesa, AZ 85210

10420 W. Van Buren Street, Avondale, AZ  85323
Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (excluding holidays)

201 E. Chicago Street, Chandler, AZ 85225
602.372.3400 Option #4
ONLY Accepts Money Orders

209 E. Pima, Gila Bend, AZ 85337

GILBERT – HIGHLAND JUSTICE COURT                                                                                                   55 E. Civic Center Dr., Ste. 55, Gilbert, AZ  85296    602.372.8300                                                         Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (excluding holidays)

MESA – WEST MESA JUSTICE COURT                                                                                                   2050 W. University Drive, Mesa, AZ  85201    480.964.2958

155 N. Tegner Street, Suite B, Wickenburg, AZ  85390                                                                   928.668.0533 or 928.668.0515                                                                                                                                         Tues. – Thurs. 7 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                                                     (excluding holidays)

FLAGSTAFF                                                                                                                                                         Coconino County Clerk of the Superior Court                                                                                       200 N. San Francisco Street                                                                                                             Flagstaff, AZ  86001                                                                                                                         928.679.7600                                                                                                              Marriage License MUST be signed and returned within 10 days.

PRESCOTT                                                                                                                                             Yavapai County Courthouse, 2nd Floor,                                                                                                   120 S. Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303                                                                                     928.771.3312

TUCSON                                                                                                                                                               Pima County Superior Court Building
110 West Congress, 1st Floor
Tucson, AZ 85701

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Having assigned seating at your wedding?

Why not try something different, and allow the design to be “an experience” for your guests!

How many times have you gotten your placecard and were NOT impressed!

This wedding design was white and modern. From what you see above, don’t you think this is a better experience than placecards scattered on a table?

For a Major League Baseball player’s placecards we positioned them in wheat grass and inserted baseballs with sharpies to double as their “guest book”. Very important to select a ribbon to wrap around the bottom of the wheat grass tray. For this MLB 3rd baseman’s wedding, we used an infield design, which had bases, pitchers mound, and home plate. NOTE: would have posted a photo, yet didn’t have time to stop to take one with my own camera, and even with multiple requests of the photos from the photographer from the Bay Area, still don’t have any photos from this wedding – wedding planner pet peeve)!

For more ideas, contact:
Kim Horn, Master Bridal Consultant (1 of 59 in the world)
Arizona Wedding Planner specializing in Scottsdale Weddings, Chandler Weddings, Phoenix Weddings, and Destination Brides
Arizona Bridal Source
ABC AZ State Coordinator
2010 ABC Conference Chair – worked with David Tutera
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June 27, 2011

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Lighting at your wedding will take your vision from standard to OMG!

Work with your wedding planner (an experienced planner with lighting background), and their lighting designer to illuminate your centerpieces, cake, and the planner/designer will suggest other ways to set the mood of the room, then change it periodically throughout the evening as you finish dinner, and move into dancing, and your after hours party.

Organize a site inspection with your wedding planner, lighting designer, and catering/sales manager to determine viable options with the space you have to work with. If there is no electric in the ceiling, (just ran into this at a newly built upscale ballroom at a hotel…really!!!), you won’t be able to drop chandeliers from the ceiling without having cords running up the sides of the wall to run power to them. Once I knew there was no power in the ceiling, the design of the wedding changed completely! Thank God for the rigger who let me know, since the catering sales manager at the hotel did not know this, and had been at this property for years. Yikes!

See if the site has dimmers for their overhead lights, and if there are any florescent lighting, make sure they are turned off! Find out if there are any service doors which must be kept open, which would flood the space with light and ruin the effect.

If you’re planning a wedding at home or in a tent, discuss how much electricity your lighting designer is going to need. Your band or DJ will probably have to tap into your home’s power for their speakers, and you don’t want to risk blowing a fuse. If your lighting expert is concerned that there won’t be enough power to go around, they may consider bringing a generator, which should be positioned strategically out of range of hearing the buzz/hum.

Each venue will have different rules and regulations, so make sure you check with them on what you may or may not do for lighting. Get a quote before moving forward to see your “wish list” with pricing breakdowns, then adjust as your budget mandates, to get the look you want.

Lighting 101
Pin spot – A focused beam of light which shines directly onto an object, like your centerpiece or wedding cake, as a highlight effect.

Color wash – Different types of light fixtures create a “wash,” which is basically a blanket of colored light covering an entire area.

Gobos – Round cut outs or “stencils” are put over a light to project a design or pattern on a dance floor, wall, or other focal point. Popular gobo designs are monograms, dates, or another motif from your gown, cake or wedding invitation. The complexity of the design will affect the gobo’s cost. Metal gobos (less expensive) and glass gobos (withstanding higher heat) are two different styles and qualities.

LED – LED lights are popular for weddings since they use less electricity (and don’t get as hot) than regular, incandescent light bulbs. This may be wireless, so they’re even that much more discreet. LEDs are great for color changes and vibrant colors. They’re also common in strands and good for accent lighting.

Kim Horn, Master Bridal Consultant
Publisher – Arizona Bridal Source
ABC AZ State Coordinator
2010 ABC Conference Chair – worked with David Tutera

June 26, 2011

Wedding sash, belt, or headpiece to add bling to your gown.

Belt, Sash, Headband found at from Garden of Eden

Love this to add bling to your gown. has this priced at $150 (pricing subject to change) from Garden of Eden.

For your wedding attire, you may use this multiple ways, as a wedding belt, wedding sash, wedding headband, wedding headpiece, and to add color.

Colored belts and sashes give you an elegant way to add a hint of color to your gown.

Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones are shaped as flowers and are backed with white ribbon to give it a “belt feel” (so the ribbon doesn’t curl), and has been finished off with a satin ribbon lining. Rhinestones measure 11.5″ long and 1.5″ wide at it widest. The sash ribbon is long to fit any size and may be cut to length. (Better to be longer than too short!)

Since this is custom made, please allow 5 to 8 weeks minimal for ordering. When ordering, you may specify clear crystals, the color of ribbon you prefer, if you would like it as a belt, sash, or as a bridal hairpiece or bridal headpiece.

June 22, 2011

Chameleon Chairs

Chameleon Chairs - Black & White Kaleidoscope Barstool Jacket with White Suite Cushion

Jerry Smolar, President of Chameleon Chairs is one of the most amazing and gracious men I have ever had the opportunity to meet! 

Chameleon Chairs is the “new chair” and is a wedding planners best friend when it comes to design!  They don’t only have fun covers and toppers for your dinner, yet will be able to wow your friends and family with their barstools for your dance area, or at your after hours party!

Personally when someone says “chivari chair”, it is “so yesterday”!  Check out Chameleon Chairs, which in Phoenix, Arizona the place to see them up close and personal is Classic Party Rentals.  Tell them Kim sent you!

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Just like finding the “man” or the “woman” as your soul mate, the wedding planner will make your wedding incredible, or turn into a nightmare!

Beyond being able to see your vision, and know what you love vs. will send you “over the edge”, your wedding planner will soon (if not already) be completing your sentences!

Before hiring a wedding planner, don’t just choose one because of price, since you do get what you pay for, yet seek a professional wedding planner for their connections, knowledge, and know they have your back as you walk down the aisle in style!


  1. Experience (did they plan a “friends” wedding) or is this their “real job”?
  2. References
  3. How many weddings have they planned?
  4. Does the planner allow the vendors to do their personal best, or do they micromanage everything about your wedding?
  5. Does the planner take kick-backs, or commissions from the vendors, or do they pass this discount to you?
  6. How do they charge – packages, hourly, commission, or a combination?
  7. What have they done to keep up current on trends?
  8. What have they done for continuing education?
  9. Do they negotiate for you?

Many wedding planners enter the market every day with lack of experience and expertise, especially since the cost of entry is minimal.  Do your homework and research, you will be glad you did!

Copyright 2011, Kim Horn, Master Bridal Consultant

To you have your own personal wedding planner, contact:

Kim M. Horn, MBC

Master Bridal Consultant | 1 of 59 in the World

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