HOW TO GET MARRIED
GET YOUR LICENSE
You must have a license from the county where the ceremony will take place.
You can apply online or in person, but both of you must be present to pick up the license at the Cook County Clerk's office. You can also receive a virtual license over video call by following this link: https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/virtual-marriage-license-issuance-online-video-call The cost is $60.
GET A LOCATION
Decide where you want to get married. It can be a traditional wedding venue, at the lake, on a bridge, or even at a Starbucks! With a Cook County license you can get married in any number of amazing places!
Certain ceremonies may be available at your officiants location.
You can also choose to have your ceremony over zoom!
GET AN OFFICIANT
In Illinois, an interfaith minister (me!), religious officiant (clergy), or civil officiant (judge) must solemnize a marriage. They then sign and send the completed certificate back to the clerk's office within 10 days to be filed. You may choose to bring the completed license back to the clerk's office yourself if you would like your marriage certificate processed more quickly.
Bring your marriage license and yourselves and I will perform your ceremony. Enjoy this special day!