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Salem, NH 03079


Month: May 2014

May 15, 2014

How to Obtain a Marriage License in Massachusetts & New Hampshire

Check out what we found out about How to obtain a Marriage License in both Massachusetts & New Hampshire.


All couples who wish to be married in Massachusetts must have a marriage license issued within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and you do not need to be a residence of the state to get married here. If a person is in the military, a marriage license may be filed by either party, providing one is a Massachusetts resident.

Massachusetts recognizes same sex marriages, however, with legal challenges to the Massachusetts state law, some local jurisdictions may have residency requirements and/or not issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Check with the local authorities to see how they are handling this issue. Both the Bride{s} and Groom{s} must be present a valid drivers license, social security card and possibly a birth certificate when applying. There is a 3 day waiting period before you are issued a marriage license and  is valid for 60 days. Check with the town clerk to determine whether you must pick it up in person, or if it can be mailed to you. The fee can range from $25.00 – $100.00, depending on the town.

New Hampshire:

To obtain a marriage license in New Hampshire is slightly different then Massachusetts. Same sex marriages are also legal in New Hampshire and the requirements are the same.The Bride{s} and Groom{s} do not have to be residence of New Hampshire, but must appear at the City or Town Clerk office together. Exceptions may be made for individuals enlisted in the United States military. However, if both the bride{s} and groom{s} are not residents of the City or Town they plan to be married in, their marriage license must be filed with the appropriate clerk in the same town or city the marriage is to take place. If one of the applicants is a resident of New Hampshire, the marriage license must be filed in the same town or city he or she resides in. If both applicants reside in New Hampshire, but in different towns or cities, the marriage license can be filed in either location.

The fee for a marriage license is $45-60 and be prepared to pay for with cash. You may use a drivers license, military card, original/certified birth certificate or a valid passport for identification. However, unlike Massachusetts there is no waiting period for your license, you will receive it immediately but it will not become valid until after 3 days receiving it. A marriage license is only good for three months {90 days} after the issue date.

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Happy Planning! ☺


Labels: inked events, ma, marriage license, Massachusetts, Massachusetts marriage license, new hampshire, New Hampshire marriage license, nh, same sex marriage license

May 7, 2014

Vendor Love — The Patchwork Pearl

Happy Wednesday!

I’m blessed I get to meet some amazing people doing a job that I love and meeting Linda was one of those times. I had the pleasure of meeting her last year through an amazing group of women entrepreneurs that I belong too. We met for lunch a ways back to discuss how I can bring her amazing talents of quilting to my clients and the wedding world.

What is “The Patchwork Pearl” you may ask?

It’s a site that shares longtime quilter, Linda Pearl’s love of all things quilting with people everywhere.

“Organize your life around your dreams, and watch them come true.”

What a truly inspiring tagline she has and words to live by.

If you know me, you’ll know that I can’t sew to save my life and why I am in utter amazement of the creations someone can create with a needle & thread. It blew me away!

Linda creates a Celebration Quilt that marks a life event incorporating a traditional idea into a modern way through fabric. What a great way to begin your life as a newly married couple with an heirloom that you’ll be able to pass down to the next generation. Linda created this quilt for her oldest son’s wedding and you can see pictures from his wedding, but did you notice the squares that surround them? Their guests were able to handwrite something special for them that they will have forever.  

She’s extremely talented and I just love what she can do with fabric. Check out the different patterns she can craft with those talented fingers of hers!

She can pretty much create anything you want with the right fabric. Rumor has it she’s working on something “Downton Abbey” related. 🙂

Did I mention how much I just love what she can do? I hope you enjoyed my introduction to quilting. It certainly is an art & talent to be able to create such exquisite beauty through fabric.

What a great idea for a personalized wedding gift! Make sure you check out her site and follow her on Facebook. Tell her I sent you!


Labels: celebration quilt, inked events, quilting, the patchwork pearl, tracy dapp, unique gift ideas, vendor love, wedding gift