DENVER, CO — Feeling like it’s time to get hitched? Ready to elope? The office of the Denver Co. Clerk and Recorder will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with judges and clergy performing free wedding ceremonies. There will be food for couples, including cupcakes and raffles for gifts from local businesses and city agencies.
You still have to buy a marriage license, which costs $30 and can be purchased in advance online. In fact, even if you get cold feet, it’s better to get your license squared away before the big day, said Denver Co. Clerk & Recorder Debra Johnson. You can even look up your future life-partner online to see if they’ve ever been married — in Denver — before.
The Denver Clerk and Recorder’s Office issued 8,406 wedding licenses in 2017, up five percent from 2016, which was its own record-setting year, a press release from Johnson said.
"As Denver keeps growing, more people are finding love here," Johnson said, in a statement. "The city is growing about 2 percent a year; our marriages are more than double that growth rate.
"The Summer months were big for us again in 2017, especially in August when 985 couples got their licenses," she added. August is traditionally the busiest month for marriages in Denver.
The You Have My Heart Valentines Day Celebration will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14 between 8 a.m. -4:30 p.m. at the county’s Webb Building, 201 W. Colfax, Dept. 101.
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