June 13th

Photo by: Hayley Anne Photography on Hayley Anne Photography via Lover.ly

Tip of the Day: Marriage licenses expire after a certain period and some states have a waiting period of one to several days, so make sure you plan ahead!

Marriage license bureaus generally require you to pay in cash, and in most places both bride and groom must apply together, in person. You'll need specific identification — in many states a photo ID (like a driver's license) and Social Security card will suffice, but other places may require a certified birth certificate.

The majority of states have dropped the blood test requirement, but some do retain it or another medical requirement.

Plus, check out this Last-Minute Wedding Checklist. Visit sharonnaylor.net for more tips and advice.