Valentine’s Day is (reportedly) the most romantic day of the year. It’s also one of the most patriotic days in Arizona history since it commemorates Arizona’s 100th anniversary of statehood. What better day for an Arizona couple to get married?
In honor of such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the Arizona state courts will be hosting a free ceremony on Feb. 14, reports The Arizona Republic.
“Nobody else will be able to do this for another hundred years,” said Aaron Nash, spokesman for the Clerk of the Maricopa County Superior Court. “It'll be a chance to be a part of Arizona's history.”
The courts also graciously opened the ceremony to anyone who is in Arizona on Centennial Day - residents or visitors, according to The Republic.
Unfortunately, unmarried couples are required to purchase a $72 marriage license and register with the court by Feb. 6 in order to participate in the ceremony.
Even if you are too late to register, be prepared if you are planning to apply for a marriage license on the nationally-recognized day of love. Valentine's Day is typically the most popular day for issuing marriage licenses, according to Nash.
Luckily, Arizona has pretty simple requirements for obtaining a marriage license, which will probably be the easiest thing you do in your marriage.
For more information on obtaining a marriage license in Phoenix, see our Related Resources section. You can also contact an experienced Phoenix family law attorney if you have any questions about the legal process of getting married, such as creating a prenuptial agreement.