- What is the difference
between you and the other Virgin Islands wedding coordinators?
I GIVE you the information that they charge you for.
I put you directly in touch with the people who will be so important
on your wedding day (photographer, videographer, florist, musician,
caterer, bakery, etc.) . This way you can speak to them and their fees
are not inflated as they are if booked by another wedding coordinator.
- How much is your
Five hundred dollars.
- What does it include?
Everything you need to be legally married, in a personalized
way, in a gorgeous location. (Officiant, location, witnesses, and certified
copy of certifcate of marriage).
It also includes
unlimited consultations with Anne Marie Porter and names, phone numbers,
web sites of any needed vendors. (Photographer, videographer,
florist, musician, caterer, bakery, etc.). Most importantly it includes
personalized guidance by a 35 year resident of St. John who really cares
- Does the $500 include
the marriage license?
No you pay that $200 to the court.
It does include the application which can be downloaded
from this site. It does include a certified copy of the Certificate
of Marriage from the Superior Court, after your wedding.
- When should we pay
Mail a check today so that on your wedding day, we
can focus on the service and celebration. A personal check is fine.
You can also go to my web site and pay with Pay Pal.
Yes. This is America, and your marriage is recognized
worldwide. After your wedding, Anne Marie will file your paperwork
with the Superior Court and mail you a certified copy of your certificate
- Are their location
No I have already paid the site fees for you to be
married on any national park beach or sugar mill ruins. If you want
Anne Marie to come to your villa or sail boat for your wedding, there
is no additional fee.
- How long do we have to be there before we can get married?
You can pick up your marriage license the day you
arrive. The marriage license office is on the same highway as the airport,
on St. Thomas. Remember to mail your marriage license application so
the court has it for at least 8 days before you arrive.
- When is the court
open so we can pick up our marriage license?
The court is open Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Is There A Dress
Code When We Pick Up Our Marriage License At The Court?
Yes there is. Do not wear shorts or flip flops.
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Please note that this schedule can be subject to change.
The court is CLOSED:
Years Day – Jan. 1 (Closed)
Three Kings Day – Jan. 6 (Closed)
Martin Luther King Day – (9:30 am-11: 30 am) $150.00 Additional
Presidents Day – (9:30 am-11:30 am) $150.00 Additional
Transfer Day – 9:30 am-11:30 am) $150.00 Additional Fee
Holy Thursday – (9:30 am-11:30 am) $150.00 Additional
Good Friday – (Closed)
Easter Monday – (9:30 am-11:30 am) $150.00 Additional
St Thomas Food Fair – Fair Day – open 8:a.m. to
Carnival – Jouvert – open 8 am to Noon
ST Carnival – – Children’s Parade (Closed)
Carnival – – Adults Parade (Closed)
Memorial Day – (Closed)
VI Emancipation Day – July 3 (9:30 am-11:30 am) $150.00
Independence Day – July 4 (Closed)
Labor Day – (Closed)
Columbus Day – (9:30 am-11:30 am) $150.00 Additional Fee
D. Hamilton Jackson Day – Nov 1 (9:30 am-11:30 am) $150.00
Veterans Day – Nov 11 (Closed)
Thanksgiving Day – Nov 25 and 26 (Closed)
Christmas Eve – Dec 24 open 8 am to Noon
Christmas Day – Dec 25 (Closed)
Boxing Day – Dec 26 (Closed)
Old Year’s Eve – Dec 31 open 10 am to Noon
New Years Day – Jan 1, 2023 (Closed)
In addition, you
can phone the Court to find the date closed Ph: (340) 774-6680
ANNE MARIE IF YOU MUST PICK UP YOUR LICENSE
WHEN COURT IS CLOSED.
do we apply for marriage license?
- On the marriage license
application where it says "Parents name" what should we do?
Put your fathers name first and your mothers name below
it. Do "Place of Birth" the same way.
- On the marriage license
application what does "Related to other Applicant" mean?
Are you related by blood to each other? I hope your
answer is no.
And where it says "In what degree?" write
does "certified copy of divorce decree" mean?
It means to phone the court where your divorce was
issued, and ask them to send you a certified copy (stamped with their
raised seal) of your divorce decree. This is not notarized, it is
- Can our certified
copy of divorce decree be from vital statistics?
Nope. It must be from the court where your
divorce was issued and stamped with that court's raised seal.
- What if we have
been divorced more than once ? Do we have to send all past divorce decrees?
No, just your most recent divorce decree.
- Do we sign the marriage license application?
- Should we have the marriage license application notarized?
here for sample application.
- Do we have to mail
both forms - Application for Marriage License and License and Certificate
Yes, type in and mail both forms.
- What is 8 day posting requirement
The marriage license office wants your marriage license
application & all required paperwork at least 8 days before you
pick up the license.
- When should we mail our marriage license application to the
I recommend one month before you plan to pick up your
license. The Court only needs to have your application for eight days
prior to issuing you the license but lets be on the safe side.
- It's just the two
of us. Will you provide witnesses?
- What if it rains?
You'll get married when it stops, under the rainbow.
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- What should we wear?
Anything you want.
- How far in advance do we need to book you?
As soon as you know your wedding date.
- Will you help us find a place to stay, photographer, videographer,
florist, caterer, etc. etc.?
Yes give me a call. Call cell 340-626-4658.
- Should we rent
Yes! You will have the freedom to explore and really
enjoy St. John. In the long run, you will save money by not having to
take taxis everywhere.
- Why doesn't this site prefer an email address?
Anne Marie prefers speaking with you about something
as important and personal as your wedding or marriage vow renewal service.
One phone call can accomplish more than 10 emails. Phone Cell 340-626-4658.
- What does your $500 package include?
All pre-wedding consultations. Phone Anne Marie Porter
as often as you like. She pays for the calls.
Wedding ceremony at the place and time of your choice.
2 Certified copies of License and Certificate of marriage.
Personalized guidance by a twenty seven year resident
of St. John who really cares.
- What is the difference in what you do and what a wedding planner
I put you directly in touch with people who will be
so important on your wedding day (photographer, videographer,
florist, musician, caterer, etc, etc.) so you can speak to them
and their fees are not inflated, as they are by if booked by a wedding
Beach - Tropical Beach Wedding
What should we do now?
Mail payment to confirm your reservation with Anne Marie
Porter or you can also go to my web site and pay
with Pay Pal.
Apply for your marriage license.