I know this is a very stressful time for everyone and couples who are planning a wedding right now have lots of questions. I wish I had lots of answers for you and could tell you when the right time to have your wedding would be, but unfortunately, no one does. What I will promise though is to keep this page up to date with what is going on with our local county clerk offices and what I can offer during this time. I will try to update this as new developments happen.
As of June 22, 2021
Restrictions have been lifted. Venues are still able to implement their own, so you may want to check with yours if you have any questions. If you want me to wear a mask, I will but I do not require masks to be worn. I am fully vaccinated and have been since April 22, 2021.
Counties have made licenses available, but most are by appointment. For each county – one of you must live in the county you are applying but you can get married anywhere in Michigan once you get the license. See below on how to get licenses. No county is marrying at the court houses.
Oakland County Clerk Offering an online and mail in option. You will need the application to be notarized. Office itself is by appointment only.
Macomb County Clerk Offering an online option/appointments. You will need the application to be notarized. Please note it can take 2 – 3 WEEKS to process right now. Directions are on their website. Office itself is closed.
Wayne County Clerk is appointment only. There is info on their site about applying online. They are offering an appointment system.
Washtenaw County has appointment options.
We still want to get married but keep it small – we are doing our big party next year. Help!!!
We can meet in a park or something along those lines. My fee for elopements is $150.
In addition, I have a small garden in my backyard in Ferndale that was created in part to do weddings in. I was even able to do one before all gatherings were shut down and here are pictures of it. If you want to use the garden it is just an additional $50. Go to my Contact page and send me a message for further info! It is available from May until the end of October.
And since this is still your wedding day, you still want pictures, right? Even if you are going to be doing that big celebration in the future. If so, check out my fellow wedding pro photographer Ashley from Smitten Mitten Photography. She has put together some smaller packages for elopements.