I have been looking up the Orange County clerk-recorder’s office details on marriage licences and I am confused. It says the licence is valid for 90 days? I know that can not be how long the marriage is valid for, so does the 90 days mean that you have to get married with 90 days of issuance? Also there is an online application, but yet we still need to go into the office to show proof of ID? I am confused. If you have been married in OC or California in the past perhaps you can help enlighten me on the process. I also have read that it is helpful to get two copies of the marriage certificate for name, SSN, bank, health and other benefit changes. I would really appreciate any input you have on the topic.
I would also like to ask all of you what you collectively know about online ordination. We have someone in mind whom we would like to marry us at the ceremony. I have seen some free online ordinations and some for $30-$150 for paperwork. I have a feeling that this type of service is “you get what you pay for” and so I am willing to shell out a few bucks to get the proper paperwork. I don’t want to get the run around from the OC clerk with the marriage license etc. If you have been ordained online and know the process, please reply with a comment no matter how long. Thanks.