There are a total of three (3) copies of your marriage license. You must give the entire packet to the person who performs your ceremony on the day of the wedding. They are responsible for filling out the licenses and mailing two (2) copies back in the envelope provided. The third copy will be presented to you as a keepsake, but it is not good for any legal purpose. If you need a legal copy of your marriage license, known as a marriage certificate, you may purchase these separately approximately 7-10 days after your wedding. This type of copy is necessary if the bride intends on changing her last name. You may come to the office to purchase these copies in person or order online at www.oakgov.com and they will be mailed to you. The cost is $15 for the first copy and $5 for any additional.
When you receive you marriage licenses you will get something like this with it