Alabama will become an “Affidavit Marriage” state, in September 2019. The traditional marriage license is about to be replaced by an affidavit document system, which means a couple will need to report to an Alabama county courthouse to register themselves as legally married.

A marriage ceremony will no longer be a requirement in order for a marriage to be recognized as legally binding. However, I will still be offering a wedding ceremony, which I will refer to as a “Religious Wedding Ceremony.”

Traditionally, with a required Marriage License, an ordained minister like myself provides both the “Religious Wedding Ceremony” and the “Civil Wedding Ceremony” at the same time.

Please visit the Mobile County Courthouse or the Baldwin County Courthouse website for additional information.