Tips for a
Successful Wedding in Atlantic City
Obtaining a marriage license in
Atlantic City and having your wedding at the South Jersey
Shore is a little different than flying to Vegas, signing a few
papers and wa-lah you're joined in matrimony. An
Atlantic City Wedding requires a bit of planning, for this
reason we want to make easy for you. the plan for wedding chapel is
still in development for a location inside the Pier at
Caesars, we will keep you posted.
Atlantic City, New Jersey is
perfect for having a memorable wedding, bachelorette and
bachelor party all on the same weekend. Many couples dream
of having a wedding on the beach, South Jersey beaches are
perfect from May - October. Take a look at the following
steps necessary to plan your wedding, Have Fun!
Choose a date,
be sure to have 2 or 3 dates to start, you want to be sure
nothing big is happening in Atlantic City that can make life
difficult for you! Here's the
Convention Calendar and
Calendar for your reference!
Make your Hotel
believe it or not, this is
the toughest part of the wedding planning process. How
many rooms will I need, how much money can we / our guests
afford to spend, can we get a suite etc? Our group department,
we'll assist you through the entire process, we'll even give
several different options for your guests based on price, don't
worry be happy!
AC Groups Department
Find an ordained minister or priest
to perform the ceremony. During the busy summer
seasonal months, couples have had a difficult time finding
someone to perform the ceremony for them. Those who can perform
a marriage ceremony include a member of the clergy or ordained
minister, a mayor or municipal court judge. Our recommended
minister is Main Event Wedding Planning.
The details can be found here!
Make sure you
have all of the necessary documentation in place when you
request your wedding license. Here is your checklist, the bride
and groom must have:
► Photo ID - Drivers
License, Passport Military ID etc
► Proof of Age - Birth certificates or 2 other forms of ID with
your date of birth on them.
ie: Military ID, State or Federal ID etc
► Social Security Cards
(unless from a foreign country)
Divorce papers are required if either party was married before.
► A death certificate is required if either party is widowed.
requirements – Blood tests and physical exams are not required
in the state of New Jersey. This is a recent change in the last
► Atlantic City
Apply for a Marriage
License / Civil Union License,
If the bride and groom (or domestic partners**) live in New
Jersey, you can apply for the license in the New Jersey
municipality or town where either the bride or groom resides.
It is valid for a marriage ceremony anywhere within the state of
New Jersey for 30 days. (**Note domestic partners apply for a
civil union license, not a marriage license)
Click here for official forms pertaining to your marriage
Out of State Requirements - If both the bride and groom are from
out-of-state, apply for the license in the town where you wish
to be married. ie: Atlantic City
Marriage license timeline,
when should you apply? Apply for your marriage license,
in-person, within 30 days of your wedding date. After applying
for your license, there is a 3 day waiting period (72 hrs)
before you can be married. (ie. If you want to get married in
Atlantic City next weekend and both parties are from
out-of-state, apply for the license the weekend before. The
bride and groom must both be present to apply for a license
along with a witness who is 18 or older. The License is only valid for 30 days.
After the 72 hour waiting period you can either pick up your
license in person or if you wish to have the marriage license
mailed to you, fill out that paperwork at the same time you
apply for your license. Be aware that ceremony officials are
not allowed to pick up the license for you in many NJ
municipalities. Atlantic City Wedding Tips!
Underage Marriage requirements –
anyone who wishes to marry or enter a civil union who is under
age 18 needs parental consent and signed papers from both
parents. Call the local Town Clerk or Registrar from the city
you wish to be married for the papers required to be signed and
for more information.
Civil Union requirements – Same as for a married couple but
you’re applying for a different license and some of the
paperwork required differs (ie. – if in a previous civil union,
civil annulment documentation). See also the State of New
Jersey website for more info -
How to Apply for Civil Union License.
Marriage License Fees
/ Civil Union Fees – The fee to apply for a marriage
license is currently $28. (NJ Marriage license fee subject to
change without notice).
Once the ceremony is
complete, file the wedding license - the minister or person
who performed your ceremony, should file the marriage license
with the registrar in the municipality where the ceremony was
performed within 5 days of the wedding. Be sure to request
confirmation that your license has been filed.
Atlantic City Bachelor and
Bachellorette Party Tips - Atlantic City has become one of
the hottest places on the East Coast to have a bachelor or
bachelorette party, great nightclubs and bars, fabulous
restaurants, shopping, golf, spa's, beach bars, male reviews,
strip clubs etc. What else could you ask for? We
have a planner on staff that will help plan your entire party.
Click here and fill the appropriate group request form and we'll
get back to you very quickly! Group
or book your Hotel Room Online.
AC Bachelorette Party Tips >>
AC Bachelor Party Tips
We hope the information we
provided you will help to shed some light on your Atlantic City
Wedding planning experience, from marriage licenses and civil
unions to hotels and casinos we shared the complete step by step
process! Thanks and God Bless!