Are you dreaming of a sweet, intimate and romantic civil ceremony? If so, the Laguna Hills City Hall is the perfect choice! If a simple wedding is something you’ve always envisioned, read on for more details on how to have a civil ceremony in Laguna Hills!
1) What makes a ceremony official in California?
A marriage license!
There are two ways of getting your marriage license-
*Apply during the week to your county’s clerk office before your wedding day
*Do it all together, i.e book a 60 minute appointment on your actual wedding day and you can apply the same day + get married
A MARRIAGE LICENSE:
*Within 90 days of buying your marriage license, say “i do” . As long as it’s within state lines, you’re golden.
*A county clerk, priest, rabbi, minister, judge or civil marriage commissioner will make it official by signing the license.
MAKING IT OFFICIAL:
You will need to bring your marriage license back to the county it was issued in so they can record it and make it official! After that, you can request a copy.
2) When can I have my wedding at city hall?
Most courthouse ceremonies take place during the week as the government shuts down on the weekend. The hours of operation for the city hall is 9:00 am-4:30 pm.
3) How much does it cost to get married at the courthouse?
Marriage license: Depends on the type that you receive
*Regular Marriage License: $61.50
*Confidential – $66.25 (Record will be closed, and not opened to public once recorded- must be living together)
Civil ceremony: $28
Witness (if needed): $20
4) Anything else I should know about getting married at the Laguna Hills Civic Center?
A limited number of ceremonies are scheduled per day so that you and your fiance can enjoy your ceremony as privately as possible!
Parking is super easy and convenient at the Laguna Hills City Hall! For your convenience, I have included the address to the city hall- 24035 El Toro Rd, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
5) How much does it cost to hire you to photograph our ceremony and portraits?
Weekday Civil Ceremonies = $600
– One hour of coverage
– Sneak peek photos within 48 hours
– 50+ images delivered 1-2 weeks after your wedding
*An hour of coverage is usually perfect to capture your time at the courthouse. If you want to capture any memories before/after the ceremony and would like to add additional coverage beyond an hour, that is an option too! See below to inquire!
Links to help you on how to have a civil ceremony in Laguna Hills:
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