Rhode Island Wedding Guide

Wedding Planning

Marriage License

Obtaining a marriage license in Rhode Island is, luckily, not as difficult or complex as in other states. The most difficult part is getting the two of you together (at the same time) to the correct town hall!

To obtain your marriage license in RI you and your fiance must go together to the office of Vital Statistics at your town or city hall. You should bring your original birth certificates (they will not accept copies) with the town or city seal or you can bring your passports. The cost of the license is $24.

The intentions must be filed at the town or city hall in which either of you reside or the town in which you are having the ceremony. The marriage license is valid for 90 days from the date it was issued. There is no blood work that is required.


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Having a destination wedding in Rhode Island? If you are not from Rhode Island, but wish to get married here, you must obtain the marriage license at the town or city you will be married in. If you are married in a town other than that in which you obtained the license, the validity may be questioned!

Learn more, including second marriage requirements, from RI Department of Health.

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