We take the stress out of making your marriage legal in Alabama.
We are experienced (2,000+ marriage documents) Notaries Public specializing in Alabama Marriage Documents. We can have ALL of your required marriage documents completed and ready for your signatures the day of your wedding.
We specialize in handling ALL of your Alabama Marriage Documents, State Fees and Notary Services.
We do the paperwork and pay the legal fees for you!
Licensed and Bonded
We come to you in the Gulf Shores, Ft. Morgan, Foley and Orange Beach, Alabama area 7 days a week!
Did you know that wedding ceremonies and witnesses are not required to be legally married in Alabama? However your signatures on the certificate must be officially notarized the day of your wedding!
PLEASE NOTE: We provide wedding document services only.
For wedding ceremonies, including officiants, set-ups and photography, please contact our friend Olga at YourDreamBeachWedding.com
We provide officiant/minister services through Your Dream Beach Wedding ONLY!
Alabama Marriage Documents Notary Complete Marriage Document Services
You can not go to the courthouse and get a "marriage license" in Alabama. In fact, they would rather you not go there at all. The legal process changed in August of 2019. We are experts at managing the new process for you.
The State of Alabama is not interested in whether or not you have a wedding ceremony. The state is only interested in whether or not you file the marriage certificate correctly and pay the filing fee. ($73). We only provide ceremony serices through yourdreambeachwedding.com. Just ask for Steve as your officiant.
Handwritten Alabama marriage certificates are technically allowed, but almost never accepted. The state prefers they be typed, printed, notarized and filed according to very specific instructions.
Because your marriage certificate has to be signed by a Notary Public, there is no requirement for witnesses.
If you are having a ceremony and want your legal date to be the day of your ceremony, you must have a Notary Public certify your signatures on the marriage certificate that day. Even if it is Saturday or Sunday. As of May 18, 2022, the law specifies that ONLY Notaries Public of Alabama may notarize Alabama Marriage Certificates. This means the Alabama Marriage Certificate can only be validated within the borders of the State of Alabama.
No matter where you live, you may be married using the Alabama Marriage Certificate process. We are happy to legally marry couples from other states or countries.
Once you send us the information necessary to complete your paperwork, all you need to have with you at the signing is a photo I.D. You do not need to prove dates of divorces or have those papers with you.
We send you a list of questions (name, address, birthdate, etc..) that gathers the information REQUIRED by the State of Alabama for their documents. You can answer them at your convenience on your mobile phone if you like. It takes about 5 minutes.
We handle it all! You can relax and plan your wedding or marriage day knowing the paperwork, fees and filing are under control.
We bring your paperwork with us and notarize your signatures. You may sign separately (so you don't have to see each other on the day of your wedding). We can come to you anytime throughout the day that is convenient to you. Or, if you prefer, you can come to us in Gulf Shores.
We pay the $73 fee (which is included in our $175 total fee) and the Probate Office mails a certified copy of your marriage certificate to the address we provide.
That's all there is to it!
Both Steve and Bev are Notaries Public for the State of Alabama at Large. Click the link below for access to the Alabama Secretary of State website where you can search for our commissions. Search for Stephen Horn or Belvaly Horn.
Steve Horn, B.A., M.Div., D.Min is traditionally ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and served four churches in Alabama, Kentucky and Illinois as Pastor.
He has been honored to have managed well over 2,000 marriage documents!
Just shoot us a quick text to see if we are available. There is no obligation and we promise NOT to send you any spam or pester you after your inquiry. Just be sure to include your date, time and approximate location. If we are available and you wish to book our services, then we can work out the details.
We normally reply within 30 minutes or so if not sooner.
We understand that many couples simply need someone to "make it legal." Perhaps a wedding ceremony may not be right for you, you have a ceremony planned through another company or you may not have access to a computer or printer.
Maybe you just hate filling out forms!
For those who need us to handle your Alabama Marriage Document requirements, we will:
1. Accurately download, fill out, print and have your documents ready for your signatures.
2. Purchase the required money orders for the Probate Judge.
3. Pay the legal fees ($73) for your certificate and certified copy to be mailed to you.
4. Notarize your marriage certificate the day of your wedding, even on Saturday and Sunday!
5. File your marriage certificate in at the Baldwin County Probate Court.
After we gather the required information from you, we will meet you at your location for your signatures. Five minutes later, your paperwork is finished and you are legally married!
$175 (Includes us paying the state required $73 filing/copy fee.)
If you choose to manage all of the marriage paperwork yourself, both Steve and Bev are Notaries Public who can notarize your Alabama marriage certificate.
We will be happy to come to your location (even on the beach!) in the Gulf Shores/Ft. Morgan/Foley/Orange Beach/Perdido Key area and notarize your document the day of your wedding.
Available 7 days a week!
REMEMBER, THE DAY YOUR DOCUMENT IS NOTARIZED IS THE OFFICIAL DATE OF YOUR MARRIAGE REGARDLESS OF THE DATE OF YOUR WEDDING!
Please note: As of May 18, 2022, the new Alabama Marriage Law requires that ONLY Notaries Public of Alabama may notarize Alabama Marriage Certificates. This means the Alabama Marriage Certificate can ONLY be validated within the borders of the State of Alabama. Even so, there are no residency requirements. Two visitors from any country or state can marry in Alabama.
There is no waiting period.
We can have your Alabama Marriage Documents ready with very little notice!
You don't have to go to any courthouse or other location to obtain your marriage documents!
Alabama Marriage Document Service
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Your Dream Beach Wedding provides arbors, chairs, photography, music and much more that are guaranteed to make your wedding truly special.
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