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How to Get Married in Biloxi, MS: Your Beachfront Bliss Awaits!

Dreaming of a picturesque wedding ceremony with the sugar-white sands of Biloxi Beach as your backdrop? Whether you envision a barefoot ceremony on the shore or a quaint celebration near the historic lighthouse, Biloxi offers a unique and unforgettable setting for your special day. But before you start collecting seashells for your custom frames, here’s a quick guide to navigate the legalities and logistics of getting married in Biloxi, MS:

1. Secure Your Marriage License:

  • Head to the Harrison County Circuit Clerk’s office with your fiancé(e). Both of you must be present and provide valid ID (driver’s license or birth certificate).
  • The fee for a marriage license is around $38 (check with the local clerk’s office for updated fees), payable by cash or credit card.
  • If either of you has been divorced within the last six months, bring a copy of the final decree.
  • Check the office hours, as licenses are not issued after 4:45 PM and typically not open on the weekends.

2. Find Your Officiant:

  • Biloxi boasts a diverse selection of officiants, from ordained ministers to non-denominational celebrants. Choose someone who reflects your beliefs and desired ceremony style.
  • Make sure your officiant is registered in Mississippi to perform marriages.
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3. Pick Your Perfect Beach Venue:

  • Biloxi offers various beachfront options, from public beaches to private resorts. Popular choices include Biloxi Beach Park, the Biloxi Visitors Center with the Lighthouse in the backdrop, and the historic Beauvoir House.
  • Contact your chosen venue well in advance to inquire about availability, permits, and any associated fees.

4. Plan Your “I Do” Moment:

  • Remember, Mississippi has waived the 24-hour waiting period after obtaining your marriage license so you can marry the same day you get a license!
  • Ensure your officiant, photographer, and any vendors are available on your chosen date and time.
  • Don’t forget to factor in sunset/sunrise times if your ceremony is beachside!

Beyond the Basics:

  • Embrace the local flavor: Incorporate Biloxi’s rich history and coastal charm into your wedding theme. Think beachy wedding attire, live music with a Southern twist, or decorations featuring local sea glass or driftwood.
  • Explore after ceremony brunch or dinner options: Biloxi has a vibrant seafood and other cuisine. The city is a melting pot of cultures, reflected in its diverse and delicious cuisine. No matter what your taste buds are craving, you’re sure to find something delicious to eat with your guests in Biloxi. 
  • Relax and enjoy the moment: With the stunning beachfront setting and meticulous planning, your Biloxi wedding is sure to be a day to cherish forever.

Ready to say “I do” on the Mississippi coast? Skip the stress, say “I do” on the beach!  Our Biloxi elopement packages are all-inclusive and make planning your small wedding a breeze. We can’t wait to chat with you about your beach elopement vision! Check out our favorite package HERE!

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