Questions to Ask Your Wedding Officiant Before You Book The Wedding
you registered to perform weddings in my location?
long have you officiated
how many weddings you do per year?
training have you had?
you go to my location to do a ceremony?
type of ceremonies will you perform?
are your rules as to photography ?
you have ceremony samples?
are the fees charged?
it is possible see the officiant performing another wedding. Ask if they are members of any religious or professional organization. Some officiants have no formal training but just got ordained on the web to perform weddings. Be selective and get references if possible.
Videos of weddings by Chaplain Schwehm
French Quarter Wedding Video
City Park Wedding Video
New Orleans Marriage License Information:
It is possible in New Orleans to get a marriage
license and be married in the same day. Brides and Grooms are responsible for obtaining the
marriage license from the State of Louisiana before the wedding ceremony.
Either person may obtain the license from the State Office of Vital Records or
other Parish Clerks of Court offices. Any valid Louisiana license can allow a ceremony
in any Louisiana location. A Louisiana License obtained in Lafayette, Lake
Charles, or Baton Rouge, La. is good in New Orleans. T
The Orleans Parish Marriage License Office is located at Benson Tower, 1450 Poydras Street, Suite 407, in downtown New Orleans. Licenses are issued between 8:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding state holidays). The licenses are valid in any parish in the State of Louisiana. . Another office is at the Algiers Court House, 225 Morgan St. Algiers, La by the Ferry Landing both are closed Holidays and weekends. Identification is
required along with authentic copies of birth certificates and any divorce
judgments. In some cities there is a three-day waiting period from the time the
license is issued, it can be waived by a judge. In New Orleans the wait can be
waived by the minister. Waivers are done by the Minister at the ceremony, it is not needed in advance to get a license. Dr. Schwehm can issue waivers when needed for visitors
to New Orleans. No medical tests are necessary. The license is good for
30 days. You must present the license to the person doing the ceremony in
advance as it requires the officiant to complete some portions. A ceremony
must be conducted before 2 adult witnesses who also sign the certificates.
The cost of the license is just under $30.00 paid to the State. For
further information contact the State Marriage License Office address and phone
below. Make New Orleans your wedding destination and get married then enjoy your
New Orleans Honeymoon.
ORLEANS PARISH MARRIAGE LICENSE
1450 Poydras St.., New Orleans, LA
Hours: 8 am - 3 pm daily- Be sure to check on times and locations as they have changed since the Storm. New Orleans Second City Court, 225 Morgan St. Algiers, LA., phone 504/368-4099 also issues licenses they are across the River with limited office hours. Or any Clerk of Court Office in Jefferson or St. Bernard Parish. Be sure to bring certified copies of documents.
performing a wedding at his Studio and the New Orleans Jazz Fest in 2001
Elopements in Jackson Square Photos
by Jennifer Bishop and Scott Meyers
New Orleans Wedding Locations:
There are many beautiful places in New Orleans to perform a wedding
ceremony, City Park, Audubon Park, Jackson Square, the French Quarter, West End
Park, the Lake Front, or in a Guest House or a Plantation Home, on a boat or
in a Swamp. The City of New Orleans gives permission for the use of public
places and each park has rules. The particular park should be contacted for
permission to do a wedding in that park. The French Quarter is a favorite place
to do weddings. The City of New Orleans should be contacted for permission to do
a wedding inside Jackson
Square, but there are other open public places that can be used for a small
wedding. Many small weddings are done in Pirates Alley and other open
public places in the French Quarter. Wedding places are found in parks,the French Quarter, the Lake Front, and in local bed and breakfasts. Links are provided on the left to suggested places in New Orleans
to conduct a ceremony and on the Links page to restaurants and rental halls.
Read about the first wedding in Pirates Alley:
OTHER LICENSE OFFICES IN NEW ORLEANS AREA
Vital Records Central Office will offer walk-in services at Benson Tower, 1450 Poydras St, Suite 400, New Orleans, LA beginning on Monday, February 28, 2011.
Vital Records services at the Jefferson Parish Health Unit - Metairie will not be available after Friday, February 25, 2011.
The Orleans Parish Marriage Office will move from 1010 Common Street to Benson Tower, 1450 Poydras St, Suite 407, New Orleans, LA beginning on Monday, February 28, 2011.
Effective Monday, February 28, 2011 the Vital Records Customer Serivce Call Center can be reached at 504-593-5100 .
JEFFERSON PARISH (WEST BANK)
Second and Derbigny
Clerk of Court, Suite 2300
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon - Fri
License Fee: $31.25 cash only
JEFFERSON PARISH EAST BANK
Joseph S. Yenni Building
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd
Clerk of Court, Room 603A
Harahan, LA - 504-736-6393
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Mon.-Fri.
License Fee: $31.25 Cash only
ST. TAMMANY PARISH (COVINGTON)
Parish Courthouse, 701 Columbia
Clerk of Court, Covington (985) 809-8745
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon. - Fri.
Fees: $25.00 cash only
ST. BERNARD PARISH
St. Bernard Hwy.
Clerk of Court, Chalmette, LA
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Mon. - Fri
License Fee: $25.00 Cash or Check
Other Louisiana Clerks Of Court
800 Buchanan Street Lafayette, LA
501 Texas Street Shreveport, LA
1000 Ryan St.
Lake Charles, LA
4001 Carter Street Vidalia, LA
See more marriage License Offices at
Minister E-Mail Address
Elopement in Pirates Alley Photos
by Jennifer Bishop
Dr. Schwehm and wedding couple in
Pirates Alley. Photos by Julia Bailey
We are asked to do other religious services often.
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