Is This Your Year for Wedding Bells?

by Casey Higgins | Posted: Feb 1, 2011 | Updated: Apr 17, 2018

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If this is your year to say “I Do,” let us give you a hand with some of the wedding day prep!

A Garden Wedding in VirginiaFirst, it couldn’t be easier to obtain the license. Go to a Virginia Circuit Court with your lovie, proofs of ID and $30. No blood test, no waiting period, no hassle. You must be 18 or have notarized consent from the ‘rents, but other than that, you can slip in, pay the dues, and roll out.

Second, where are we having this shindig? Most any of Virginia’s vineyards offer a stunning backdrop and even have party space just for days like yours. If you’re into history, perhaps a historic church or even a plantation would be at your disposal. Dedicated to your alma mater? Virginia’s colleges and universities book fast for weddings. Plan this one out and get that date nailed down!

Consider one of Virginia’s State Parks. This would be an ideal year to secure a natural setting for your vows as this is the 75th anniversary year of VSP.

Lush gardens provide the flowers all around you, saving you some of the expense. Explore historic and botanical garden options to find the perfect setting – gazebos, arbors, water features … whatever your heart desires!

Shadow Mountain EscapeThird, you should probably say “thank you” to your wedding attendants with a small token. Why not give them a gift that says it all? You know what I’m talking about. Virginia is for Lovers gear! From just a few bucks per person on up, you can share the LOVE without breaking the bank.

And now to the good stuff. Where do you want to spend uninterrupted time after the wedding? Honeymoons are glorious! Do you want a cabin, a resort, a top-notch fancy hotel, or a sweet B&B? Whatever it is, you’ll find the perfect one in Virginia.

 Need a few more options, we have a page for that. See Getting Married in Virginia.


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“it couldn’t be easier to obtain the license”

I’m guessing this applies just for VA residents. But what if one of the “lovies” is a foreigner who is not the US resident yet?

What are the formalities in such case?

Liz Lewis

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Holly Everton

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Nikki Nargi

Looking for a unique wedding venue. Visit Hermitage Hill Farm and Stables in Central Virginia.
We offer beautiful views, Clydesdales and lovely indoor facility.

Linda Marchman

If you want to release butterflies on your wedding day in Virginia (May-Sept), Social Butterflies can provide them! We are located in Charlottesville and have been in business since 2002. We provide personal service to all our customers. All butterflies are native to our state and a release is an excellent way to help repopulate the species. Make your special day memorable!