Say "I DO!" Hilton Head Weddings

Betsy Peterson, Ordained Minister and Wedding Officiant

Simple, Sweet and Safe Weddings

Planning for our New Normal....

Navigating your life through COVID-19 is not an easy task. Now, try planning a wedding!! Just know there are ways to "Keep it Safe"! Weddings will be smaller with more thought given to spacing, open air (which we are lucky to have on the beach in Hilton Head!) and perhaps more subdued dancing options. It CAN be done! Betsy will work with you to make every part of the ceremony intimate, meaningful and safe in every way. Please use the Wedding Wire page,  https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-ideas/weddings-after-covid, for great, practical ideas!

COVID-19 LICENSE UPDATE

June 15, 2020

As of today, June 15, 2020, the procedure for securing your marriage license for South Carolina has been updated.      I suggest you check the Beaufort County Probate Court page for the latest updates:    https://www.beaufortcountysc.gov/probate-court/index.html 

WEDDING LICENSE PROCEDURE DURING COVID-19

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Beaufort County Court offices have closed until further notice. PLEASE be advised that the following steps must be taken to acquire your South Carolina Wedding License. 

THEY ARE ASKING COUPLES TO ALLOW FOUR (4) WEEKS.


STEP 1: MAKE AN APPOINTMENT BY PHONE

      Beaufort Office: (843) 255.5850

      Hilton Head Office: (843) 255.5866


*PROBATE COURT WILL MAIL YOU AN APPLICATION.


STEP 2: ONCE RECEIVED, YOU WILL FILL OUT THE APPLICATION IN YOUR HANDWRITING, SCAN IT, AND EMAIL IT BACK TO PROBATE COURT WITH BOTH DRIVER'S LICENSES SCANNED, AS WELL.


STEP 3: THE COUPLE  WILL HAVE A TELEPHONIC CONFERENCE CALL WITH THE PROBATE COURT OFFICE TO ASSURE THE APPLICATION IS COMPLETED PROPERLY. (THE EXACT DATE/TIME OF THE CONFERENCE CALL WILL BE ARRANGED IN STEP 1.)


*PROBATE COURT WILL THEN TYPE OUT THE APPLICATION AND MAIL THE PREPARED PAPERWORK TO YOU DIRECTLY.


STEP 4: ONCE RECEIVED, YOU WILL SIGN THE PAPERWORK WITH A NOTARY PRESENT. THE NOTARY WILL STAMP AND SEAL THE PAPERWORK.


STEP 5: YOU WILL THEN MAIL THE SIGNED PAPERWORK ALONG WITH YOUOR PROBATE COURT FEE, BACK TO THE PROBATE COURT. (Note: Your exact fee will be determined by Probate Court.)


THE OFFICIAL LICENSE WILL THEN BE MAILED DIRECTLY TO YOU.


STEP 6: YOU WILL BRING THE FINAL LICENSE PAPERWORK TO BETSY AT YOUR CEREMONY.  ALL THREE (3) SHEETS WILL BE SIGNED BY THE COUPLE AND BETSY. THEN BETSY WILL NOTARIZE THE FORMS WITH HER SEAL AND STAMP.

BETSY WILL RETURN TWO (2) COPIES OF THE FORMS BACK TO SC PROBATE COURT AND ONE COPY WILL BE GIVEN TO THE COUPLE TO KEEP AS THEIR OFFICIAL LICENSE.


* PLEASE KNOW THAT THIS PROCESS IS EVOLVING WEEKLY, SO DO CHECK WITH BETSY OR THE PROBATE COURT TO CHECK FOR ANY UPDATES IN THE PROCEDURE.


PLEASE NOTE: When the Probate Court receives mail, they do not open it for 3 to 4 days as a precautionary measure, so mailing will take time.