How does getting married online work?
With Courtly, couples can complete the entire process online—from anywhere in the world. It’s pain-free, paper-free, and typically takes less than 48 hours to receive a legal, US marriage certificate. Here’s how it works:
First, get your marriage license through the new Utah County website. Our concierge will guide you through obtaining your license, so you can get legally married in no time. Next, pick a time and date, and we’ll match you with one of our legally certified US officiants from the Courtly network. Finally, get married via webcam—from the comfort of your own home (or anywhere you like that has a stable internet connection!). The actual ceremony should take less than fifteen minutes. Within 12 hours of your online ceremony, you’ll receive a digital copy of your US marriage certificate, and a paper copy will be mailed to you within the next few business days. That’s it! Congratulations, you’re married!
Is getting married online legal?
Yes, it is. As of 2020, getting married online is 100% legal in the US through Utah. Now, people around the world can get married completely online. There’s no need to put ink to paper or step foot in the courthouse to get a legal, US marriage certificate!
What is an apostille, and why might I need it?
An Apostille is a special certificate, issued by the Secretary of State or the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, that allows a legal document created in one country to be recognized in another country. An apostille ensures that your marriage certificate is considered legal, verifiably authentic, and acceptable in any of the countries that agreed to be part of The Hague Apostille Convention of 1961. If you want your marriage to be registered and/or recognized in a country outside of the United States, you may need this. To include an apostille in your application, visit our
Pricing Page to learn more.
Where can I get legal advice about my own situation?
Courtly is not a law firm or a substitute for an attorney or law firm. Neither we, nor our officiants, are licensed to provide any legal advice.
While we provide general information throughout the website, neither Courtly nor any of our officiants can provide any kind of advice, opinion, or recommendation about your specific legal situation or rights, including whether or not any particular document will be accepted by foreign governments or immigration officials. Please consult with your own legal counsel on your specific situation and any legal questions you might have.
What is Courtly's Refund Policy?
If you purchased after Sept. 6, 2023, we offer a full refund up until your online ceremony. We do not offer refunds after you complete your ceremony. If for any reason you are unhappy with your service, please let us know and we'll work with you to resolve your concern.