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Getting Married in Palm Beach

The town of Palm Beach has the motto – The Best of Everything. This pretty well describes this coastal town with an ever-shifting population. During the colder months, the population temporarily triples in size. If you want to beat the crowd, plan a summer wedding. While you will need to deal with the heat, at least you will not have to deal with a crowded city.

If you need a few sites to check out, visit the Palm Beach Zoo or head over to Worth Avenue – home to shopping fashion, and art.

The History of Same-Sex Marriages in Palm Beach

In 1977, Florida Governor Reuben Askew signed a law that prohibited same-sex couples from getting married or adopting children. On February 25, 2004, over a half a dozen legal cases were filed on behalf of same-sex couples. It would take over ten years, but on August 21, 2014, a US District Judge ruled in favor of the freedom to marry. After the US Supreme Court refused to review the ruling, the stay was set to expire and on January 6, 2015, same-sex couples in Florida were able to marry.

According to the US Census of 2010 and data compiled by the Williams Institute, the state of Florida was home to 48,496 same-sex couples in 2010. About 3,467 of these couples were located in Palm Beach County. Out of the 48,496 same-sex couples in the state, 41,712 remained unmarried during 2010.

When estimating spending on weddings, it is obvious that the state of Florida could see a serious increase in the wedding industry after legalizing same-sex marriages. If half of the couples were to marry, the state could receive over $200 million in spending on wedding-related expenses.

Obtaining a Marriage License in Palm Beach

In order to get your marriage license in Palm Beach, visit any of the Clerk and Comptroller locations throughout Palm Beach County. The license is valid for 60 days and you must wait three days before using the license. Both you and your partner must appear in person, along with a driver’s license or state ID. You can download and print the form before arriving at the Clerk and Comptroller location, to save yourself some time.

About Pridezillas:

Pridezillas wedding vendors all celebrate pride, love and equality. We only promote LGBT-friendly wedding vendors who support marriage equality. When you contact one of these businesses, you can be assured that they will be excited to help you orchestrate one of the most memorable days of your life.

Mention Pridezillas when contacting the vendors below for potential and occasional discounts or offers for your wedding.