Our services include all of the following:
1. We issue you a confidential marriage license.
There is no need to go to the Los Angeles County clerk's office and apply for marriage license. Our wedding officiants are authorized by the Los Angeles County clerk's office to issue marriage licenses - we make it really easy and convenient for you.
The average processing time at the Los Angeles County Clerk's office to obtain marriage license varies from 1 to 3 hours. Once you have your marriage license you can schedule a wedding ceremony for which you have to go back there again. It is simply impossible to get married on the same day if you do everything through the Los Angeles County office. If you decide to use our services we can issue your marriage license and perform your wedding ceremony within an hour. We will also guide you through the process of filling out all of the forms and providing the correct documentation.
2. We perform your civil ceremony.
You either have an option of having a civil ceremony (the minimum legal requirement) with your guests at our Encino (San Fernando Valley) wedding chapel or we can travel* to you and have your wedding ceremony at a place of your choice such as your favorite restaurant, beach, private house, etc.
*Surchargs apply. Please visit our rates and fees page for more detailed information.
3. We personally deliver your original marriage license to the L.A. County Registrar/Recorder’s Office.
A certified copy of your marriage certificate will be mailed to you by the L.A. County Office after your marriage is recorded - usually within 6-8 weeks from the day of your ceremony.
News Flash - Same Sex Marriages
Instant Marriage in LA now issues marriage licenses and performs wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. As of June 2013, gay and lesbian couples can get married in the state of California. Moreover, same sex marriages are now recognized by the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) for tax purposes, and by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for immigration purposes such as applications for green card, fiance visa, etc. Please visit our same sex marriage page for more information.