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Check out this new blog from Woodlands Bride about how to get married in the Montgomery County area. If you are getting married and live in The Woodlands, Conroe, Magnolia or Montgomery, applying in Montgomery County is probably most convenient. You need to do this no earlier than 3 months, but no later than 3 days before your ceremony. Also, you both have to be present unless there is a special circumstance and one of you is in the military. Make sure to set aside time that is convenient for you both. It will not be nearly as complicated or intense as the DMV, but there are some ins and outs that you will probably want to know. You will probably still want to bring your iPad, just in case you happen to hit a popular time.
First, make sure you meet the requirements. You have to be 18 years or older to marry. If you are 16 or 17 years-old, you can marry with written consent from your legal guardian. Also, if you have been previously married, you must have been divorced for at least 30 days. Also, "persons cannot be related by whole or half blood or by adoption. This means you cannot marry your aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, brother, sister, mother or father whether half or full relative." Yes, they have to say it.
Second, if you meet all the qualifications, you need a copy of identification for each of you, like a driver's license, military ID, or official birth certificate. You will also need $66 in cash. If you take a qualifying premarital course, such asTwogether in Texas, you can waive $60 of your fee and the three day waiting period.
Go to the office. There are three locations for the Montgomery County Clerk's Office. Pay special attention to their hours and the day that they are open.
210 West Davis (Hwy 105)
Conroe, Texas 77301
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday
21130 Highway 59
New Caney, Tx 77357
Tuesday and Thursday
Hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed 12-1 for lunch
1520 Lake Front Circle
The Woodlands, Tx 77380
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed 12-1 for lunch
Last, to make your ceremony legal, your wedding needs to be performed by a minister, chaplain, peace office, or judge. (You know the part where he or she says, "by the power vested in me by the state of Texas," this is what they mean.) You may want to ask the best man to put the marriage license in his coat pocket. After the ceremony, two witnesses, the officiant, and both of you will sign the document. Congratulations, you are married!
Thanks for this useful blog post from Woodlands Bride!
We love this post from BRIDES about your bridesmaids wearing different style dresses. If you've decided to let your bridesmaids pick their own dresses, it's still a good idea to give them some parameters to ensure everyone looks coordinated in the wedding photos. What's the best way to convey this information?
I want my bridesmaids to wear whatever they'd like—will this look good in photos?
Choosing bridesmaids dresses is always tricky—it's important to take into consideration each bridesmaid's different body type, skin tone, and personal style. A way to simplify the process is to let your bridesmaids wear whatever they'd like, which guarantees they'll choose something they love and feel comfortable in (and will likely wear again post-wedding). But to make sure the bridesmaids' outfits still look coordinated and cohesive in the wedding photos, it's important to give them a few parameters to follow when shopping for their dress.
1. Color scheme. If your wedding has a color theme, ask them to base the dresses on various tones of a central color, or pick shades that are within the same color family. For example, if your color scheme is yellow and gray, then ask your bridesmaids to select dresses in different shades of yellow, ranging from vibrant marigold to butter yellow. If you don't have a set color scheme, then one idea is to use the season as inspiration (as seen in the fall-themed bridesmaids' dresses above).
2. Fabric. Also give your bridesmaids some guidance on fabrics you think will work best at the wedding. For example, if you're having a beach wedding, steer them toward dresses in lightweight fabrics like chiffon or cotton.
3. Tie everything together. One of the best ways to coordinate mismatched dresses is by selecting an element that each girl can wear. Whether it's a necklace, belt, or even a fun pair of shoes, a common element will help bring everything together and make the overall look more cohesive.
post from BRIDES
Few relationships are as meaningful or unbreakable as that between a bride and her bridesmaids. It is a bond formed out of love and respect, a friendship destined to last forever. Together they are sorella vita - “ sisters for life”. The Sorella Vita bridesmaid collection is designed to bring the hottest runway styles and the latest red carpet trends to the aisles of the most fashion-forward weddings.
Taylor and Bobby were married on 11/12/13, a date they will never forget. Their romance blossomed when they worked the Italian Expo in 2011. Bobby popped the question as they relaxed on the roof deck of his townhouse, admiring the downtown skyline, as Astros fireworks graced the air. They got married at 5226 Elm outside by the lily pond in an intimate ceremony. The reception inside included their close friends and family. Taylor made a shadow box with hearts for the guests to sign in lieu of a guestbook which is now hanging in their home. Taylor wore a stunning Stephen Yearick gown.
Photos by FotoWerk Group