He showed his intention by asking you to marry him. You showed your intention by answering “yes.”
But even after these intentions, there are even more intentions. Before you can get married in Massachusetts, you’ll need a marriage license issued in Massachusetts. This necessary process begins with a Marriage Intention.
Here are a few key points from the City of Boston on how to get a marriage license:
You and your spouse-to-be must follow these rules to begin the process:
You will need the following information:
Once you file a Marriage Intention, the Registry Division’s Marriage staff will give you a small white card with your names, the date you can pick up your marriage license, and the date the license will expire (after 60 days). After the three-day waiting period has passed, the marriage license can be picked up in person by you or someone else holding the white card.
Now what to do with your license. Bring the original marriage license to the officiant of your wedding ceremony. To register the marriage, the officiant must complete and sign the license in black ink and return it directly to the City Clerk or Town Clerk that issued the license. He or she must only fill out the sections outlined in the instructions that come with the license.
Once you’ve followed all of the requirements in applying for a Marriage Intention and License, you can marry in any city or town in Massachusetts. Which was your original intention in the first place.
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