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Need help planning your Monterey wedding? You can find all the essential elements of a wonderful wedding, from the music to the minister, from the bouquet to the banquet. Visit our Planning a Wedding page complete with a printable form for taking notes as you work.

Romance By Design
The romance continues...
Romance By Design will arrange special romantic touches like scattered rose petals, scented candles, personalized messages, lingerie, and champagne to be waiting for you when you arrive at your honeymoon retreat—or when you return from that intimate dinner out. They offer eight themed "getaways," including Newlywed Bliss, One Enchanted Evening, and True Romance.

Romance: Weddings

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WeddingsMarriage licenses can be obtained from the County Clerk at the County Government Administration Building in Salinas, on the first floor of 168 West Alisal Street. The bride and groom must appear together with appropriate identification. The cost is $69 (out-of-state checks and credit cards not accepted). The office is open Mon-Fri from 8am-4:30pm, closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The license is valid in any California county for 90 days; if you are already California residents, you can obtain the license in your home county in advance—just don’t forget it!

There are wedding consultants to help you make your wedding day a dream come true. Hotels and resorts often have consultants on board to help you settle all the details. Pebble Beach Resorts, Ventana Inn and others offer this service. Event Planning Service offers expert advice on how to create your special wedding. A By-the-Sea Wedding & The Stone Chapel, A Wedding Dream West and Life Celebrations can help you plan this special day.

What would a wedding be without flowers? From large bouquets of roses to native wildflowers, Peninsula florists can suggest flowers to suit your wedding, whether it's an intimate occasion or grand affair. Mid-Valley Florist—Nancy's and Swenson & Silacci will help you choose just the right bouquets and arrangements to fit the season, your style and budget.

The Central Coast is known for its fine cuisine. The freshest seafood and produce plus the flavors of the Pacific Rim make the area a gustatory paradise. Local caterers want your wedding feast to be memorable, and they can also help you with other details of wedding planning.

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Monterey County Clerk
Monterey County Courthouse
240 Church St, Rm 203