Delaware is one of the smallest states in the USA, which makes it kinda perfect for an elopement. With quaint, historic towns, fancy country clubs, and gorgeous beaches, Delaware is sure to offer something to any couple looking to elope.
All states require a marriage license, so you need to ensure that you understand all of the requirements very early in the planning process. Luckily, it’s fairly straightforward in most cases as long as you meet the criteria and follow the state requirements.
Here is what you need to know about getting a marriage license in Delaware.
Yes! Same sex marriage is recognized in all states, and at a federal level, under the Respect for Marriage Act which was signed into law in December 2022.
No. Blood tests have been abolished as part of marriage license applications in all 50 states, so don’t worry if you’re afraid of needles!
Once you’ve gotten the admin out of the way, you can get to the part you’ve been dreaming of: the wedding ceremony!
As you’d expect, each state has different requirements to make a marriage legal. Make sure you follow the guide below to get your marriage legally recognized.
Officiants are required for marriages in Delaware. Eligible people include: ministers or clergymen of any religion, current or former judges either of the state or at a federal level, or other executive officers and clerks of Delaware.
Officiants in Delaware are required to register with the County Clerk in the county where the marriage is taking place. If the officiant is a Delaware resident, they may already be registered statewide.
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