Hiring a wedding officiant is an important step in planning your wedding ceremony. Bridges Notary Services also provides a professional wedding officiant specializing in creating and performing personalized wedding ceremonies. We work with couples of various backgrounds and can tailor the ceremony to reflect your preferences and beliefs.

Getting married in Cook County, Illinois involves navigating legal requirements to make your big day possible. To ensure a smooth and successful marriage, it’s essential to be aware of these requirements and follow them accordingly. Here are some steps to take when managing the requirements of getting married in Cook County. You need to get your wedding license in the county you plan on getting married.

  1. Obtain a Marriage License: Before you can get married in Cook County, you must obtain a marriage license. To do so, you and your partner must appear in person at the Cook County Clerk’s office and provide valid identification, such as a driver’s license or passport. You must also pay a fee and complete a marriage license application.
  2. Wait for Your License: Once you have completed the application process, you will need to wait before your marriage license is issued. This waiting period is a legal requirement in Cook County.
  3. Get Married: You can get married after your license is issued. You can have your wedding ceremony at one of Cook County’s many beautiful venues or a courthouse wedding.