In the lead-up to the wedding, many people say that getting married was the best decision they ever made. However, it soon becomes clear just how much paperwork and red tape is involved. There’s so much more to getting married than just saying “I do” and having a big party with your friends and family.
20th Century FoxFrom signing prenuptial agreements to changing your name on official documents after the vows have been exchanged, it can start to feel like the hoops you have to jump through are endless. The craziest part about all of this is that American couples are bound by far more marriage laws than they realize. Most of them haven’t been enforced for years (if ever), but that doesn’t make them any less binding. Let’s go state by state and explore some of the wildest marriage laws, many of which are still in existence today.