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Getting Married in San Diego

Have you started planning your San Diego wedding? As you begin making your wedding plans, remember to learn more about some of the attractions in the area. These could make for interesting spots for your family to visit or a cool destination for you and your partner before you head off on your honeymoon – including Balboa Park and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

The History of Same-Sex Marriages in San Diego

Same-sex couples in San Diego and the state of California were finally given the freedom to marry on June 26th, 2013, after the US Supreme Court gave their final ruling in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry. This decision came two years before the landmark decision that granted the freedom to marry in all states.

The legalization of same-sex marriages is having a large impact on the wedding industry. The Williams Institute has put together some data from the 2010 US Census to examine the number of same-sex couples in various states. In California, there were over 98,000 same-sex couples in 2010 – with just under 70,000 that were still unmarried. If half of these couples got married, the state could see an extra $350 million in spending on weddings – based on the average cost of $10,000 per wedding.

Obtaining a Marriage License in San Diego

The fee for a marriage license in San Diego is $70 and once issued you can get married anywhere in the state of California. Both you and your partner must show up in person, along with the fee and the marriage license application. You will also need proof of your identity and age – such as a valid driver’s license or state ID. There are several offices that you can visit within the San Diego area and confidential marriage licenses are available for an additional fee. 

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.