The Lightning Ceremony
(formerly called the Sign & Drive)
way to get married in South Jersey!
What is the Lightning Ceremony?
The Lightning Ceremony is our super-simple, no-frills, no-stress, no-planning wedding package. You'll meet your officiant who will ask the important question, sign your marriage license and you'll be on your way. It's almost as quick as lightning.
You're permitted to bring only two adults witnesses. There's no need for tuxedos or wedding dresses. The appointment typically takes just ten minutes.
What about the license?
Marriage license applications are processed at the Vital Statistics office on the municipal level in New Jersey. South Jersey Officiants will provide everything you need to complete the process, including instructions and forms immediately after your reservation has been paid and confirmed. New Jersey residents will apply for their license in their home township. Non-Residents who select this package will need to apply at the Oaklyn Borough Hall.
And the waiting period?
New Jersey law mandates a 72 hour waiting period after you have applied for your marriage license. Use the details below to know how soon you can get married:
Already have a license? You can be married at our first available appointment.
Apply Monday, pick-up license Thursday.
Apply Tuesday, pick-up license Friday.
Apply Wednesday, pick-up license Monday.
Apply Thursday, pick-up license Monday.
Apply Friday, pick-up license Monday.