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Fulfill Local Marriage Requirements

Your state might require blood work to get a marriage license.

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Paperwork is a necessary evil -- even when it comes to joyous occasions like weddings.

Pre-wedding marriage requirements vary by location. Some states still require old school blood tests, proof of vaccination from specific diseases and documentation of the legal dissolution of any previous marriages. Other states are much easier by comparison, requiring the couple only to fill out a form in person and observe a waiting period before walking down the aisle.

Because of the wide variations in marriage laws, every bride and groom should look into local requirements months ahead of the big day.

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