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August 1, 2013

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http://TheWrightHouse.com

http://TheWrightHouse.com

Plan ahead, and consider the logistics of your get ready location.  Plan ahead for your get ready room and get ready photography.  You may want to get ready at your parents’ home, a hotel room, or a wedding venue’s bridal suite.  The Wright House (photo to the left) has a gorgeous get ready room fully equipped with natural lighting, space, seating, and an adjoining bathroom.  Weigh the pros and cons of each location.  You will need to factor in time for transportation to get everyone to your ceremony site (unless it is at the same property).   If you are having your ceremony and reception at a hotel, most hotels will provide a get ready room in your agreement, yet may not be able to get you an early check-in (depending on occupancy levels).  You will be less stressed if you pay extra to check into your room the night before your wedding, so everything is easier for your wedding day.

Lighting, timing, space, and minimal clutter is important.  Your “get ready” photos will be taken in your get ready room.  Discuss with your photographer natural lighting and start times so you know to be ready to start photos.  Work with your photographer on lighting since they will LOVE lots of natural lighting with large windows vs. being in a dim light room with no or minimal windows, or florescent lighting.  If you are getting ready in a hotel room, ask your hotel representative if there is an upgrade price (less the room you get included in your plan) so you may pay for a more picturesque room for get ready photos with large windows.  Think about the number of people you will be having in your room too.  Space is important, and think about how many you don’t want clutter of everyone’s bags in the photos.

Focus on a realistic plans for photography, hair and makeup schedules.  Your wedding planner will need to back out additional time for hair and makeup schedules.  Most people will need to be finished with hair and makeup when the photographer starts with the bride getting into her gown.  Most will not want to have photos without their hair done, or without their makeup finished.  Depending on how many faces you have for makeup (average 45 min. per face, and 1 hr. for the bride) and how many heads you have for your hairstylists (average 45 min. – 1 hr. per head, then 1 -1.5 hours for bride), plan on starting early and having touch-ups as needed.

Here are items to consider for your get ready room:

–         Breakfast ordered (dietary restrictions), and scheduled to be delivered to your room for you, your wedding party, MOB (mother of the bride), and MOG (mother of the groom).

–         Lunch ordered (dietary restrictions), and scheduled to be delivered to your room for you, your wedding party, MOB, and MOG.

–         Straws for drinking to not mess up make-up

–         Adequate bathrooms for everyone to shower and go to the restroom too

–         Mirrors (so not everyone crowds the bathroom)

–         Music downloaded on your iPod to play your favorites

–         Fans to circulate air

–         Steamer for wrinkle free dresses

–         Hanger for your dress which is photo worthy for your “gown photo on a hanger”

–         Bar stools for makeup artist (unless they bring their own)

–         Lighting for makeup

–         Power strips for hair dryers, flat irons, curling irons, rollers, etc.

–         Charger for your phone

–         Signs for fun wedding party photos “Just wait until you see her!”

–         If you are at a hotel, find out how many other weddings and/or brides will be on site at the same time.  Find out what locations are the hotels favorite photography locations, when they will be in shade, and when they will be available for photography for you.

–         Chairs and props to help with group photos

–         Wedding party gifts wrapped and packed for opening for great photos

–         (If at a hotel) Bell man scheduled to pickup the bridesmaids bags so housekeeping may clean room

–         Housekeeping requested to clean the room after you leave for your ceremony

–         Arrange for amenities for late night after your wedding – drinks, munchies, turn down of your bed.

–         Arrange for breakfast in bed for the day after your wedding with you and your fiance’s favorites!

 

Copyright 2013, Kim Horn, MBC™

Hire Kim as your wedding planner, call 480.921.7891 or text your name, wedding date, and wedding planner request to 602.418.9089.

 

Kim M. Horn, MBC™

Master Bridal Consultant | 1 of 61 in the World

Scottsdale Wedding Planner | Paradise Valley Wedding Planner | Chandler Wedding Planner | Phoenix Wedding Planner | Destination Weddings

Publisher | Pres. | ArizonaBridalSource.com

AZ State Coordinator Assoc. of Bridal Consultants May 2003 – May 2012

2010 Annual Conference Chair (worked with David Tutera) – Assoc. of Bridal Consultants

 

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July 21, 2013

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Thank You to Family and Friends

Thank You to Family and Friends

Think of how you feel when you travel, there is no place like home, right!  As a wedding planner for over twenty-five years, learn from experience,  it IS in those little details which make a difference in taking your wedding from ordinary to extraordinary!

Remember, your out-of-town wedding guests will spend extra money on plane tickets, rental cars, gas, hotel rooms, and other extras in order to travel and celebrate your wedding with you.   It is courteous to show your guests who traveled far how you appreciate their time and effort it took for them to attend your wedding.  It need not be fancy and expensive, just choose from a variety of options and you can find simple yet special items your guests will love to receive.  Who doesn’t love a welcome bag!  Your welcome bag is a nice gesture to make them feel at home.

Before You Start, Decide on Your:

1).  Theme. Use your wedding colors, engagement photo, theme, and/or your logo/monogram from your wedding invitation or save-the-date.

2).  Quantity & Budget.   Determine the quantity of welcome bags you need based on your RSVPs.  Always recommend having RSVPs due at least 30 days prior to your wedding date.  Get a list of names with check-in dates from the hotels where you have room blocks.  Knowing how many welcome bags you need will help you decide on the quantity and quality of products you include in them.  If you have 10 bags vs. 50 bags, your budget for each bag and their contents may vary.

3).  Delivery How are you planning on delivering the welcome bags to your guests?  Find out the fee to distribute the welcome bags at the hotel.  At the time of writing this blog, many hotels are charging from $1-$3 per bag for the bags to be delivered to the room after the guest checks in.  Remember, many guests may put out their “do not disturb” signs on their doors upon arrival.  This may become a problem, especially if they do not check their message light on their hotel phone, or their hotel room voice mail, which says “you have a welcome bag we tried to deliver to you.”  Make sure you have a main contact at the hotel who will be responsible for making sure all welcome bags are distributed to the guests upon checking in, since they will be privy to the number of bags remaining, and potential delivery problems like this.  Get a list of your hotel guests at the hotels you have room blocks with, which will give you their check-in dates, so you know the earliest arrival.  Find out deadlines for when you need to have the items for the bags purchased.  How long will it take for the bags to be packed, assembled with finishing touches?  When do the bags need to be delivered to the hotel, so they are ready for the arrival of your first guests checking in?

Next, Decide on What to Include in Your Welcome Bag:

1).  What is your vessel of choice?  Whatever  your choice of vessel, make sure it is reusable and easy to carry so it doesn’t add to the luggage of your guests.  Select something which goes with your theme (see #1 above.)

2).  Do you have time to DIY or are you hiring a company to do this for you?  You may want to hire a professional company for suggestions on themes and bulk pricing.  They purchase in bulk and have contacts for prepackaged items, (since they have more clients than just you), then assemble, pack, put finishing touches on the bags, then deliver your welcome bags to your hotels.  They will have local contacts and connections to expedite your search.  You may be able to purchase everything from them in bulk, and they may show you how to “assemble one.”  Check your local Costco, Dollar Store, and local wholesale club, since they may have trial sized products or items in bulk to help you save on your cost per item.  You may want to get some items on your own, and incorporate specialty items from a professional source.

3).  Point of ContactInclude the name and cell phone number of your wedding planner or the point person who will handle logistics and answer questions for your entire weekend.

4).  Wedding Weekend ItineraryNOTE:  You may need 2  versions – one for your wedding party guests (highly suggest you sending out PRIOR to their arrival such as spa day appointments, get ready schedules for hair and makeup,  photography schedules, golf outing tee times, etc.), and another version simplified for your out-of-town guests.

Include:

  • Your wedding planner’s name and cell phone number to answer questions.
  • Timeline of the Weekend:  start times, end times, address, directions, transportation schedules (if you are including transportation for them), parking, theme of event, dress code, if food will be served, etc. of the events for the weekend.
  • Note Welcoming and Thanking Your Guests (possibly include your engagement photo) or a photo of you and your fiance saying “Welcome and Thanks!”
  • Golf Outing Details
  • Shopping Outing Details
  • Spa Outing Details
  • Directions, Details & Transportation info to and from the hotel to your:
  •      Ceremony Rehearsal
  •      Rehearsal Dinner
  •      Wedding Ceremony
  •      Cocktail Reception
  •      Dinner/Dance
  •      After Hours Party
  •      Day After Wedding Brunch
  • Fun things you may or may not know about the bride
  • Fun things you may or may not know about the groom
  • How you met
  • The proposal

5).  Snacks and Munchies.  NOTE:  Think about where your wedding is.  Is there something special about the city or is there something the city is known for?

  • Limit perishables so you aren’t stressed filling bags the week of your wedding.
  • Bottled water – customized with your names, wedding dates, and logo (use the design from your wedding invitation or your save-the-date)
  • Fall wedding – coffee, hot chocolate, something warm to drink
  • Summer wedding – Arizona iced tea, lemonade, something refreshing to drink
  • Snacks (buy in bulk from a wholesale club like Costco)
  • Chips and Salsa
  • Cookies with initials of the Bride & Groom or wedding logo from your wedding invitation
  • Candy Bars
  • Granola Bars
  • Fruit (something in not highly perishable, and in season which doesn’t have to be refrigerated)
  • Juice boxes (if they have kids)
  • Crayons & coloring book (if they have kids)
  • Something from a local specialty shop or bakery which is well known (candy, or a baked good)
  • Bottle of wine from a local vineyard
  • Bottled beers from a local brewery
  • Local magazine or newspaper
  • Custom CD with old home movies, pictures, and slideshows

6).  Souvenir or Keepsake Photos

  • Keepsake which is unique to Arizona, yet is easy to travel with.
  • If you have sports fans, schedule a tour of the arena where their favorite sport is played.
  • Hire a photobooth or a photographer to take photos of your guests with their spouse, significant other, or at event as a souvenir or keepsake photo.  Use a magnet frame (easy to carry and no glass to break) with your names and wedding date.

7).  Travel Sized Personal Items

  • Sunscreen
  • Breath Mints
  • Aspirin
  • Gum

8).  Hotel How Tos

  • How to Get Free Internet
  • Prices of Parking for Valet/Self Park/Special Rates for Overnight (no one likes to get an enormous parking charge on their hotel bill since they didn’t ask pricing options before parking)!
  • Restaurant hours
  • Room Service hours

9).  Local Attractions/Things to Do

  • Sporting events (Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Coyotes, ASU, Phoenix Open, NASCAR)
  • Menus or List of Nearby Restaurants – an assortment of area favorites with brief description of their menu, pricing and dress code
  • Maps, brochures, and guides to local tourist spots in the city (you may be able to get this from the concierge at the hotel, or the city’s visitors bureau, or chamber of commerce)
  • Discount coupons from the concierge, or local chamber of commerce
  • Things to do with Kids (Phoenix Zoo, Wildlife World Zoo)
  • Movie theaters
  • Directions to nearest pharmacy or convenience store
  • Directions to the nearest same day dry cleaner
  • Day Trip or Weekend Trip ideas (Sedona, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Prescott, Payson, Tucson)

Copyright 2013, Kim Horn, MBC™

Hire Kim as your wedding planner, call 480.921.7891 or text your name, wedding date, and wedding planner request to 602.418.9089.

Kim M. Horn, MBC™

Master Bridal Consultant | 1 of 61 in the World

Scottsdale Wedding Planner | Paradise Valley Wedding Planner | Chandler Wedding Planner | Phoenix Wedding Planner | Destination Weddings

Publisher | Pres. | ArizonaBridalSource.com

AZ State Coordinator Assoc. of Bridal Consultants May 2003 – May 2012

2010 Annual Conference Chair (worked with David Tutera) – Assoc. of Bridal Consultants

 

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May 16, 2013

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Wedding Ceremony Reading - "Fidelity" by DH Lawrence

Wedding Ceremony Reading - "Fidelity" by DH Lawrence

Man and woman are like the earth, that brings forth flowers in summer, and love, but underneath is rock.

Older than flowers, older than ferns, older than foraminiferae, older than plasm altogether is the soul underneath.

And when, throughout all the wild chaos of love slowly a gem forms, in the ancient, once-more-molten rocks of two human hearts, two ancient rocks, a man’s heart and a woman’s, that is the crystal of peace, the slow hard jewel of trust, the sapphire of fidelity.

The gem of mutual peace emerging from the wild chaos of love.

Copyright 2013, Kim Horn, MBC™

To hire Kim as your wedding planner, call 480.921.7891 or text your name, wedding date, and wedding planner request to 602.418.9089.

Kim M. Horn, MBC™

Master Bridal Consultant | 1 of 61 in the World

Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Phoenix and Destination Weddings

Publisher | Pres. | ArizonaBridalSource.com

AZ State Coordinator Assoc. of Bridal Consultants May 2003 – May 2012

2010 Annual Conference Chair (worked with David Tutera) – Assoc. of Bridal Consultants

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Wedding Ceremony Reading - "The Promise" by Heather Berry

Wedding Ceremony Reading - "The Promise" by Heather Berry

Within this blessed union of souls, where two hearts intertwine to become one, there lies a promise.  Perfectly born, divinely created, and intimately shared, it is a place where the hope and majesty of beginnings reside.  Where all things are made possible by the astounding love shared by two spirits.  As you hold each other’s hands in this promise, and eagerly look into the future in each other’s eyes, may your unconditional love and devotion take you to places were you’ve both only dreamed.  Where you’ll dwell for a lifetime of happiness, sheltered in the warmth of each other’s arms.

Copyright 2013, Kim Horn, MBC™

To hire Kim as your wedding planner, call 480.921.7891 or text your name, wedding date, and wedding planner request to 602.418.9089.

Kim M. Horn, MBC™

Master Bridal Consultant | 1 of 61 in the World

Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Phoenix and Destination Weddings

Publisher | Pres. | ArizonaBridalSource.com

AZ State Coordinator Assoc. of Bridal Consultants May 2003 – May 2012

2010 Annual Conference Chair (worked with David Tutera) – Assoc. of Bridal Consultants

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Wedding Ceremony Reading - "The Union" by Robert Fulghum

Wedding Ceremony Reading - "The Union" by Robert Fulghum

You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment.  At some point, you decided to marry.  From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way.  All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks – all those sentences that began with “When we’re married” and continued with “I will” and “you will” and “we will” – those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe” – and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart.  All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding.

The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “You know all those things we’ve promised and hoped and dreamed – well, I meant it after all, every word.”

Look at one another and remember this moment in time.  Before this moment you have been many things to one another – acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last few years.  Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you.  For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this is my husband, this is my wife.

Copyright 2013, Kim Horn, MBC™

To hire Kim as your wedding planner, call 480.921.7891 or text your name, wedding date, and wedding planner request to 602.418.9089.

Kim M. Horn, MBC™

Master Bridal Consultant | 1 of 61 in the World

Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Phoenix and Destination Weddings

Publisher | Pres. | ArizonaBridalSource.com

AZ State Coordinator Assoc. of Bridal Consultants May 2003 – May 2012

2010 Annual Conference Chair (worked with David Tutera) – Assoc. of Bridal Consultants

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December 3, 2011

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Your RSVPs are in, what’s next? 

Deciding who sits with whom requires being tact, being considerate, having diplomacy, and having a sense of adventure.  This is similar to a jigsaw puzzle, where you will be putting all the pieces together, one by one.    

1).  Do I really need assigned seating?  Most guests prefer having assigned seating to a table.  Unassigned seating sounds great in theory, yet it rarely works out well. 

  • Do you like going to an event which is “general admission”?
  • There may be a “rush” for the best seats.
  • Couples may get split up.
  • If people turn up who did not RSVP, they may take seats intended for your RSVPed guests.

2).  Assigning tables or assigning seats?  Guests may be assigned to a table (where they may be choose any seat)  or assigned to a specific seat.  Assigning tables is more common in the United States, where assigning seats is more common in Europe. 

3).  Obtain a floor plan of your room from your reception site manager.  Make photocopies of the floor plan so you may work with the seating arrangements.  A few items are critical in the seating placement of your guests, such as placement of your:

  • band/DJ (not the best seating placement for your grandparents)
  • dance floor (next to your DJ/Band)
  • bar(s)
  • food tables (depending on the type of service you have chosen – sit-down/plated, action stations, or a buffet)
  • cake table
  • dessert bar or candy bar (not the best seating placement for children)
  • number/name your tables (make sure you place Table #1 next to Table #2; if you have “names” for your tables, make sure they are alphabetical beginning with the letter “A”)

4).  Know your tables sizes and how many guests fit at each table. 

  • 36” rounds seat 2-4 people
  • 48” rounds seat 4-6 people
  • 60” rounds seats 8-10 people
  • 66” rounds seat 10 people
  • 72” rounds seat 10–12 people
  • 4’ banquet seats 4–6 people
  • 6’ banquet seats 6–8 people
  • 8’ banquet seats 8–10 people
  • 36”  square seats 4 people
  • 48”  square seats 8 people
  • 60” square seats 10 people
  • 72” square seats 12 people

NOTE:  If you are having chargers/base plates, you may want to reduce the number of people at each table, since some charges are 13” in diameter.

5).  Seating the bride and groom. 

  • together at a sweetheart table for two
  • together with your matron/maid of honor and best man
  • together with your matron/maid of honor, best man, and their spouse/guest
  • together with your wedding party
  • together with your wedding party and their spouse/guest
  • together with both sets of parents

6).  Seating parents.  Traditionally you would have one table for the bride’s family and close friends, and another for the groom’s family.  You may want to combine the two tables, yet normally there is an entourage of extended family and friends.  When the bride and/or groom’s parents are divorced, and all are in attendance, it is usually not the best idea to seat them together.  Hopefully they are amicable, yet the extended family of each may make it difficult logistically to seat them all at one table.

7).  The bridal party table.   Be creative with your wedding party.  Think of how you feel when you attend weddings or events.  You may your wedding party to sit with their spouse, guest, or family.  The bridal party table may be a rectangular table set against one side or end of the room.  The bride and groom sit at the center of the long side of the table, facing out so guests may see you.  No one is seated opposite of the bride and groom.  The bride sits on the groom’s right, with the best man on her right; the maid/matron of honor sits on the groom’s left, and the bridesmaids and groomsmen alternate along the same side of the table.  If you have a large wedding party, or if you want the spouses/guests of the wedding party to be seated with them, you may want a U-shape table with the bride and groom in the center.     

8).  Other guest tables.  Your basic objective is to make each table as congenial as possible.  For couples, try to mix and match while considering their personalities and interests.  Try to “fill the table”.  If you have a table for 10, try to fill it with 10 guests.  It will cost you more money on each table, linen, centerpiece, etc., if you do not fill your tables.  Trust your instincts and common sense.  If you do not personally know the guest, discuss with your fiancé or the parent which invited that person to assist you in the most logical positioning and grouping.  NOTE:  Seating a guest at a table where the other guests are close friends may leave the person feeling uncomfortable. 

9).  Seating children.  Younger children are usually seated with their parents.  Older children, tweens, or teens enjoy not being seated with their parents. 

10).  Seating disabled guests.  If you have a guest in a wheelchair, you may want to put them close to the entrance doors so they easily may get in and out of the room.  You may want to remove the chair for them if they will be seated in their wheelchair.  If they would like to be seated in their chair, you may want to move the wheelchair to the side of the room for them.  If someone has difficulty walking and has a cane or walker, normally it is easier to place them closer to the entrance doors.  A person with impaired hearing or impaired vision may enjoy being placed near the bridal party or near the band/DJ. 

11).  Seating charts, escort cards, tables numbers, and place cards.  Guests will need to know which table they are seated at so they don’t have to walk around to every table to find their place.  Place cards are recommended for seated dinners and formal buffets with more than twenty guests.  Table numbers with stanchions or frames are placed on each table to display the number or name of the table.  Table cards assign a guest to a specific table.  Place cards assign a guest to a specific seat at a specific table.  The table number of each guest’s table is written on his or her place card.  These place cards are in alphabetical order by last name at the reception entrance.  For assigned seating at the table, you will need to assign a direction in the room such as “the band is at 12 o’clock”, and seating is clockwise in the room.  Make sure you number your floor plan with the appropriate table number or table name, and make sure the reception site has table numbers and table number holders/frames (hopefully their selection will match your décor). 

12).  Alphabetical list by last name of guest with their table number or table name.  Make sure your wedding planner and head captain have your approved floor plan as well as an alphabetical list by last name of the guest with their assigned table number.   It is also helpful if you have a table number or table name list with the guests listed under this.  You will want to double and triple check this to make sure everyone has a seat.

13).  Open the doors.  Make sure at each entrance you have your wedding planner, a head captain, or a server with a detailed floor plan directing guests to their tables.

Copyright 2011, Kim Horn, MBC™

To you hire Kim as your wedding planner, call 480.921.7891 or text your name, wedding date, and wedding planner request to 602.418.9089.

Kim M. Horn, MBC™

Master Bridal Consultant | 1 of 59 in the World

Lead Arizona Wedding Planner – specializing in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Chandler, Phoenix, and Destination Weddings

Publisher | Pres. | ArizonaBridalSource.com

AZ State Coordinator | Assoc. of Bridal Consultants May 2003 – present

ABC 2010 Conference Chair worked with David Tutera

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July 1, 2011

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Happy 4th of July!

Hope your 4th of July is a BLAST!

Are you getting married on the 4th of July, or a holiday weekend?  Know in AZ it will be HOT, so drink plenty of water, have umbrellas/parasols/individual fans for each guest if they will be outside for any part of your wedding.  Holidays may lead to overbooked flights, crowded airports, and delayed luggage.  Have your wedding party and family plan ahead when booking their flights, and don’t take the last flight of the day, since if there are cancellations earlier that day, their flight may be delayed, and they may miss the wedding! 

Be thankful we live in America, land of opportunity!

God bless the USA!

Whatever you do today, with your family and friends celebrate YOU and everything you are!

FUN 4th of July Facts:
– Many of us cookout to celebrate the 4th of July!
– Favorite traditional foods are ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, potato salad, chips and watermelon.
– There’s a 1-in- 6 chance the beef on your grill came from Texas, the leader in production of cattle and calves.
– The chicken on your grill probably came from Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, North Carolina, or Mississippi.
– The lettuce in your salad or on your hamburger was probably grown in California, which accounts for 3/4 of the USA lettuce production.
– Fresh tomatoes in your salad most likely came from Florida or California, which, combined, produced more than 2/3 of the US tomatoes.
– The ketchup on your hamburger or hot dog probably came from California, which accounted for 95% of the processed tomato production last year.
– The potato salad or potato chips or fries are probably from Idaho or Washington, which produces about 1/2 of the nation’s spuds.
– Favorite dessert on the 4th is watermelon. Arizona, California, Florida, Texas, Indiana, and Georgia combined to produce about 80% of watermelons last year.
Source: Chiff.com

Kim M. Horn, MBC

Master Bridal Consultant | 1 of 59 in the World

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Sponsor ArizonaBridalShow.com

AZ State Coordinator | Assoc. of Bridal Consultants

ABC 2010 Conference Chair

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June 29, 2011

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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.

REQUIREMENTS
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.

WAITING PERIOD & EXPIRATION OF LICENSE
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.

HOURS & INFO
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

ClerkOfCourt.maricopa.gov/marlic.asp

ARIZONA MARRIAGE LICENSE OFFICES
PHOENIX DOWNTOWN – CLERK OF THE COURT (appts. available)
601 W. Jackson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003

NORTHEAST PHOENIX – REGIONAL CENTER (appts. available)
18380 N. 40th Street, Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ 85032

NORTHWEST PHOENIX – REGIONAL CENTER (appts. available)
14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane, Surprise, AZ 85374

MESA – SOUTHEAST REGIONAL CENTER (appts. available)
222 E. Javelina, Mesa, AZ 85210

AVONDALE – AQUA FRIA JUSTICE COURT 602.372.8001 | COUNTRY MEADOWS JUSTICE COURT 623.372.8000 | MARYVALE JUSTICE COURT  602.372.8002 | WHITE TANK JUSTICE COURT 602.372.8003
10420 W. Van Buren Street, Avondale, AZ  85323
Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (excluding holidays)

CHANDLER – KYRENE JUSTICE COURT Suite 104 | SAN MARCOS JUSTICE COURT Window 7 | SAN TAN  JUSTICE COURT  Suite 102| UNIVERSITY LAKES JUSTICE COURT (Mon. – Fri. 8am – 4:30pm)
201 E. Chicago Street, Chandler, AZ 85225
602.372.3400 Option #4
ONLY Accepts Money Orders

GILA BEND – IRONWOOD JUSTICE COURT
209 E. Pima, Gila Bend, AZ 85337
602.506.1589

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

WICKENBURG – WICKENBURG TOWN COURT
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
520.740.3200

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