Did you know a commissioned Florida Notary Public can officiate your wedding? Are you looking for a convenient, stressless and affordable option to "tie-the-knot" with your future spouse? Let our in-house Notary Public, Ms. Thomas officiate your special day. We have a variety of options to fit your needs. Explore below and contact us to schedule your date. Don't forget to review a few reminders to help you prepare for your special day.
If you and your future spouse are 18 years and older, and only desire to make your union legal, and do not desire a ceremony and guests, no vow or ring exchange for your nuptials, then our Notary Public and Wedding Officiant can sign, notarize, and process your paperwork only. This will be completed in a private setting at our office located in the heart of Tampa, Florida. This option will consist of a 30-to-45-minute meeting and includes a framed keepsake certificate of marriage.
*The $78 fee is inclusive of the $30 Florida Notary Public charge to solemnizing a marriage (officiate) and our time and preparation of the service. Travel is an additional fee but not required if not applicable
**Weekend hours ((Friday after 4p; Saturday or Sunday 9a to 8p) are an additional $50
***Travel to you within the Tampa city limits will be an additional fee -$60
****Travel to you outside of the Tampa city limits, up to 50 miles from our office location is an additional fee of $85
If you and your future spouse are 18 years and older and desire to have a ceremony with guests (up to 100) in attendance, ring exchange, and vows shared, then we'd love to officiate your special day! This service includes up to 2 private phone calls (up to 30 minutes each) with our wedding officiant directly to discuss the details of your marriage date, access to email as needed with our wedding officiant, up to 1.5 hours at your ceremony but no less than 40 minutes, and a framed keepsake certificate of marriage. We can provide standard vows, or you and your future spouse can share your preferred vows with us.
*The $188 fee is inclusive of the $30 Florida Notary Public charge to solemnizing a marriage (officiate), travel within the Tampa city limits, our time and preparation of the service, and the framed keepsake marriage certificate. Travel outside of the Tampa city limits is an additional fee
*Rehearsal Ceremony ($75; One hour maximum)
**Holiday fee ($75; for marriages performed on New Years Eve/Day, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas)
***Weekend hours (Friday after 3p; all day Saturday & Sunday 9a to 8p) are an additional $50
****Travel outside of Tampa City Limits will be an additional fee - Brandon, Plant City, Riverview, Apollo Beach, Ruskin - $75 - St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Dunedin, Largo, Pinellas Park - $90 - Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow - $100 - New Port Richey, Tarpon Springs, Hudson, Trinity, Odessa, Zephyrhills, Land O Lakes, Wesley Chapel, Lutz - $100), Kissimmee, Orlando, St. Cloud, Poinciana - $150
Congratulations! You're engaged or have made a mutual decision to get married. Next, you and your future spouse will need to apply for your marriage license together in the Florida County of your choosing (you can apply in your county and have the ceremony anywhere in Florida). Some counties offer an online option to apply for your marriage license and all offer to apply in person at the Clerk of Courts. Once your license has been issued, it is valid for 60 calendar days. If you have taken the pre-marital course, the 3-day waiting period does not apply. However if you have not taken the pre-marital course then you must wait 3 days before you can marry. If you desire to have our Officiant apply for your marriage license on your behalf, we can assist and will charge a nominal fee for this service.
Marriage license fee in all Florida counties is $86. If you and your future spouse complete the pre-marital course, the fee is $61.
Before we can officiate your special day, you must have applied and been issued your license.
(Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk offer ONLINE marriage applications)
The state of Florida recommends that you and your future spouse take a pre-marital course as an effort to help strengthen your marriage and reduce divorce rates. The course is 4 hours and can be completed in person or electronically. You would complete this prior to applying for your marriage license and include the course completion certificate with your filing. You and your future spouse will receive a discount ($25 discount) on the marriage application. You also do not have to wait the 3-day waiting period to marry after issuance of your marriage license.
*Our officiant and Pro Se Solutions Inc is not affiliated with any pre-marital course provider and we do not receive any compensation from any provider if you choose to take this course
You will have many options to choose from to host your wedding day. Knowing and planning in advance, preferably a minimum of a 4-6 weeks, will save you the inconvenience of having your special date already booked, weather interruptions and vendor availability
Fortunately Florida does not require you and your future spouse to take a blood test prior to obtaining your license or before marriage. If you are a new resident or reside out of the state of Florida, there is no waiting period required or need to confirm how long you have lived in Florida. The only waiting period is the standard 3-days waiting period after your marriage license is issued before marrying IF you do not complete the pre-marital course.
Active commissioned Notary Public for the state of Florida and owner of Pro Se Solutions Inc
We are located in the heart of the city of Tampa at
3104 N. Armenia Ave. Ste 2, Tampa, Florida 33607
We officiate marriages by appointment only Monday to Friday from 9a to 5p and on Saturday and Sunday from 9a to 8p
All payments are final; no refund of service fees paid. On rare occasions, if a deposit is accepted, it is non-refundable.
If you decide to no longer use our services after we have completed an intake appointment or at any point where we have started your services, we will not issue a refund nor partial refund. We are happy to reschedule your ceremony.
In a rare event, we may issue a refund if no preparation work or service has begun as outlined in your agreement/terms of service; however, we are not obligated to do so. Once we have collected information from you verbally and/or sent an intake questionnaire via email, or we have hosted your intake appointment virtually, in-person, over the phone; we consider that as the start of your selected service.
If a refund is issued, it will be refunded in the same manner as paid. Refunds issued by Pro Se Solutions Inc may take up to 5 business days to process and may take longer to reflect on the customer's end; depending on your bank's processing timeframe.
If you need to reschedule your ceremony, please do so within 7 days or as soon as possible. If your ceremony begins more than 20 minutes after your scheduled start time, we have the right to cancel our officiating services and if any fees were paid, they are forfeited.
We take great pride in our work and providing the best service for our clients is a top priority. If you are unhappy with our services, please contact us as soon as possible so that we can assist and remedy the situation.