Marriage is a constitutional right. During this challenging time many couples have opted to postpone or sadly cancel their wedding. All Georgia probate courts have now suspended their free group weddings. I am providing a safe option for those who would like to elope or have a simple wedding ceremony during this pandemic.  

How it works:


  • You and your partner apply for your marriage license at a Georgia Probate Court of your choosing.

  • Once you have obtained your marriage license, contact me to schedule an appointment and submit payment. My fee is $150. Balance due in full-all payments are made online.

  • Mail your marriage license to my office:

  • Melinda Guess 

  • 6393 Bankers Walk

  • Riverdale, GA 30274

  • For a faster appointment, you can either bring your license to my office by placing your marriage license in an envelope addressed to me (Melinda Guess), and put in the mailbox (located at the driveway entrance), or put in the drop-box located at the entrance door.

  • Once I have received your marriage license, I will notify you to confirm your online ceremony appointment via Google Calendar Invite.

  • The Google Calendar invite will contain a Google Hangouts/Meets link to join on the day of your ceremony.

  • On the day of your scheduled ceremony, together you and your partner log onto your computer or phone and join the Google Hangouts/Meet link.

  • The State of Georgia does not require witnesses, however you are more than welcomed to add friends and family to join the session to witness your marriage ceremony!

  • I will officiate your ceremony virtually just as if I were there in person, guiding you and your partner through the Declaration of Intent, Vows, and Ring Exchange.

  • After the ceremony, I will sign and Priority Express Mail your marriage license to the probate court to be filed and recorded. 

  • Depending on the county you obtained your marriage license from, you will receive your marriage certificate via mail within 1-4 weeks.

  • Voilà, you're married!

  • Yes, this is legal!

   *You and your partner MUST be located in the State of Georgia together at the time of ceremony.*


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