Why the three day wait for marriage licenses?
Well according to most sources we probed this is to allow time for couples to think things out and be certain they are making the right decision.
If you get to the point where you have proposed or been proposed to and made your way to the clerk’s office to sign up for a license one might think you had perhaps mulled the decision over a time or two.
But perhaps not.
In more than half of our states there’s no waiting period at all including Nevada and we wonder how many tied the knot halfway through a Vegas vacay and later wished they’d taken a bit of time to ponder the nuptials.
In Wisconsin it’s a 6 day wait since apparently folks from the Badger state have a bit more to ponder.
In Florida it’s 3 days but you can marry the same day if you have taken a state-sanctioned marriage preparation course within the last 12 months.
For those of us who may have struggled a bit academically this begs the question on whether it's necessary to pass.
“We're sorry Mr. DeLaat. Your fiancee aced it but you fell quite a bit short so we’ve encouraged her to look for another candidate if she’s set on getting hitched today.”
Recent marriage licenses in Newaygo County
Christopher Dalton, New York and Cassie Luchies Fremont
Andrea Allen Newaygo and Dillon Stilson, Morley
Trevor Rose, Cedar Springs and Claire Seekely, Hartland
“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.”-Andre Maurois