LA County Performs 213 Weddings on Valentine's Day

Newlywed couple showing their golden wedding rings

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NORWALK (CNS) - Love was in the air Tuesday, when Los Angeles County officials performed a whopping 213 wedding ceremonies on Valentine's Day.

Same-day marriage licensing and civil wedding ceremonies were offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the county clerk's Norwalk headquarters. Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan said Wednesday that 140 couples took advantage of those services, while another 73 couples were married at the RR/CC field offices located throughout Los Angeles County.

"It was a pleasure to see so many couples celebrate their love story on Valentine's Day at our Norwalk pop-up chapels, as well as at our branch office locations," Logan said. "We understand some couples prefer an intimate setting for their civil ceremony and we're proud to make their day a little more special."

The county conducted 152 same-day ceremonies at the Norwalk office on Valentine's Day 2020, the last time they were offered. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a normal day at the Norwalk office would see about 30 ceremonies per day, according to the clerk's office.

Marriage licenses and civil ceremonies continue to be conducted on an appointment-based model. Couples looking to make an appointment can visit LAVOTE.GOV for more information.

The county charges $35 for a civil wedding ceremony. A marriage license costs $91, but a confidential license costs just $85.

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