One-Day Marriage Designation
To have a friend/family member perform the ceremony, a One-Day Marriage Designation is required. A One-Day Marriage Designation is granted by the Governor of Massachusetts, according to Mass General Laws Ch. 207, S. 39, to designate non-clergy individuals to solemnize a marriage. The marriage license will not be registered unless the required authorization is enclosed with the license.
SPECIAL NOTE FROM THE STATE: "No applications for a *one day marriage designation *will be accepted between December 12th, 2014 and January 8th, 2015. After January 8th, please contact the Office of the Governor for information about how to apply for a *one day marriage designation*."
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