Info for Couples Getting Married

First of all: Congratulations! We are delighted to be able to celebrate with you!

These ceremonies are available to all couples, gay and straight, who wish to get married during the week of Feb 9th-13th. We are also happy to conduct vow renewals for couples who may have been wed out of state or who were married in a private ceremony because legal marriage was not available.

How to Sign Up:


Please sign up here. If you are having trouble editing the spreadsheet, simply leave a comment with the date/time you want and you and your partner's names and we will get you added.

Registration is not required, but it does mean you won't have to wait in line. : )

 (Please note that this is a public spreadsheet. If you feel more comfortable using an alias, that is perfectly acceptable.)


What to Bring:

  • Money for parking! $5 should cover you for most of the lots, but you can see all of the lots and their pricing here. (You may need to walk a bit, so you may want to plan to wear your walking shoes for that part.)
  • To get married, you will need to first pick up your marriage license at the courthouse. The licenses are $59, cash or credit only. You can get more information here. (Note: You can supply a marriage license from anywhere in Alabama, so if you are driving in later in the week, you can pick up the license in advance in your hometown!)
  • Photo IDs. Our officiants need to be able to match your shining faces to the names on the license. 
  • Any personally significant keepsakes or mementos you would like included in the ceremony/pictures. (Remember the rings, y'all! ; ) We'll have silk bouquets and arrangements that will be available for the ceremonies and pictures, but if you would like a floral arrangement to keep, please bring that with you.

    That's it! Our wonderful volunteers are donating their time and services! We will have photographers, frame-able marriage certificates, cupcakes, and cookies on hand!

Where to Find Us

We will be at the Temple B'nai Sholom.


More Questions?

For additional questions, please see our FAQ page.

60 comments:

  1. How long will the ceremony last? I would like to make a reservation at Cotton Row afterward, and the time that we are signed up might put us in a rush to get over to Bridge Street. We are signed up Friday at noon, and I am thinking about making the reservation at CR for 1:00 as they close at 2. Oh, could we arrive in a Limo and dropped off? What would I need to tell the limo driver?

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    1. Hi Clinton,

      I would expect the ceremony itself to take 10-20 minutes, but there will a little bit of time talking with the officiant before hand and signing licenses, taking photos, getting cupcakes etc afterwards.

      Cotton Row is actually on the square (unless you mean a different restaurant?) so it shouldn't take you more than 5 minutes to walk there from where we are.

      You can absolutely arrive in a limo and be dropped off. : ) We will be very close to the Al.com building downtown. We'll be posting additional details on the site soon, but that would basically get you there.

      Congratulations! : D

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  2. I would like to have me and my fiance put on the list for Wed at 3 pm. ...Austin Gregory Roberts and Melissa Floyd

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    1. You have been added, thank you! : )

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    2. Me and my fiance were set for 3 pm today and someone moved us to 330 and left his name out I'm very unhappy it needs to be fixed

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  3. Denise Headrick and Georgia Cook would like to be added to the list for Monday at 11:30 please.

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  4. Mandy Harris and Melissa Dryer @ 1030 or 11 on Monday February 09

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    1. Hi Mandy,

      The earliest reservation time we have available on Monday is 12:00. I've added you to that slot. I'm happy to adjust if that doesn't work for you. You are also welcome to come early, we will have multiple officiants available and maybe able to take you sooner.

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  6. Eleanor Shue and Jessica white @ 930 on Monday February 09

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    1. Hi Eleanor,

      The earliest reservation time we have available on Monday is 12:30. I've added you to that slot. I'm happy to adjust if that doesn't work for you. You are also welcome to come early, we will have multiple officiants available and maybe able to take you sooner.

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  7. Kayla mauldin and Micah Lanier feb 10 at 1:00 pm

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    1. Hello, our 1pm slot was already filled, so I've added you to the registration form for 1:30pm. If that does not work for you please let me know and we'll try to find the best available time.

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    2. That's great thank you. Do we need to get the liscence ahead of time like the day before? Is there a 24 hour hold or anything?

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    3. There is no hold, and the 9th will be crazy since it's the first day they are issuing licenses, so I might go the morning of the 10th if you can, to give you a little breathing room and still avoid the madness. (Unless you want to be there for the experience.)

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  8. Heather Greenwood and Frank Maschhoff Wednesday at 10:30

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    1. You two are set for Feb 11th at 10:30! : D

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  9. Matthew Clem and Christopher Sutton 2/10/2015 @ 4p

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  10. You two are set for Feb 1oth at 4pm! : D

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  11. Mitchell Holder and Brandon Champion for 2/11/2015 at 12:00 pm

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    1. I have you two down for 2/11/15 at 12:00pm. Congratulations! : D

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  13. Is the ceremony for gay couples or for straight couples as well?

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    1. All couples, gay and straight, are welcome! : )

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  14. February 12th, 2015 at 3 pm. Meka smith and reisha moore. Thank you!

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    1. 3pm was booked, so I have scheduled you for 3:30. However, we will have officiants on hand, so feel free to show up earlier. : )

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  15. Would you please put Emma Rainwater and Haley Wambles down for 12:00 on Tuesday the 10th? Thanks!

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    1. You two are down for 12:00 on the 10th! Congrats!

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  16. Mandy West and Sandra Hutchinson for Feb 11,2015 @ 2 pm

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    1. I have you two down fr Feb 11th at 2pm. : ) Congratulations!

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  17. Been unable to signup on list for appointment; shows locked and won't allow edit; is 10:30 a.m. earliest time available on Tuesday, Feb. 10? If so, put Rhonda and Kim for time slot or earlier if available.

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    1. I have booked Rhonda and Kim for 10:30 on Tuesday. However, we will have extra officiants on hand, so if you don't mind the possibility of brief wait, feel free to come earlier and we should be able to work you in sooner. (Especially if you picked up your license today. We will be in the park from 8:30 onwards and have no scheduled ceremonies between 8:30-9:30, it's walk-ups only.)

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    2. Thank you. We got our license in Etowah County today and will be driving in from Marshall County (which would not issue licenses on Monday). We appreciate everything all of the volunteers are doing.

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  18. I would like to add myself Chris Ward and Joseph Harden to Thursday morning at 10:30am

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    1. Looks like you got it figured out! Please take note that we will be moving Thursday's celebrations indoors due to the weather. The location information shall be updated shortly.

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  19. I would like to add myself and Jen Brooks for Friday at 3pm if possible.

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    1. We've got you down! Congratulations! Please take note that we will be moving Friday's celebrations indoors due to the weather. The location information shall be updated shortly.

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    2. So do we need to get there early to get license from courthouse?

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    3. Hi Katherine, yes. : ) Your time slot is for the ceremony itself. You will need to have the license before you come see us. However, you can do it earlier in the week if that is more convenient. The licenses stay valid for 30 days.

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  20. Hello. I would like to add to Friday anytime 10:00 or later but everything is full. Is it possible to do a double booking? If so, can you please add Gin and Mel? Thanks!

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    1. We've got you down for 10am on Friday! Congratulations! Please take note that we will be moving Friday's celebrations indoors due to the weather. The location information shall be updated shortly.

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  21. Tonika Holmes and Ericka Collier @ 9am 2-11-15

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    1. Looks like you got it taken care of. Congratulations! : D

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  22. Kristi miller and Jan-Claire smith would like to get married around 2 p.m on Thursday February 12th

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    1. Our 2pm reservation is taken, but we will have plenty of volunteers on hand, so feel free to come by at 2pm. : ) Please do note that our location has changed! We will be in the Temple B'nai Sholom instead of in the park due to the cold weather.

      You can see the new location info here: http://weddingweekhsv.blogspot.com/p/where-to-find-us.html

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    1. Sheena, if you see this, please contact me at mrs.dragons.atcs AT gmail DOT com.

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  24. Please add Cristi Hendon and Kristi Odom to wedding schedule for Friday Feb. 13th @ 4 - 4:30.
    Thank You

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    1. Hi Cristi, it looks like you got it taken care of, we'll see you tomorrow! Congratulations! : )

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  25. Please add Lakesha and Omar for 1 pm Friday February 13, 2015

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    1. Our 1pm slots were booked, so I've put you down for 1:30. You are welcome to show up early and if we can work you in sooner, we will. : D

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  26. Jose chagoya & jhony cortes, we like to get married if possible at noon con 02/13/15 we have the licenses thanks

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    1. You two have been added for Friday at 12! : )

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