New Jersey plans to relax wedding laws

January 28, 2012 by  

The state of New Jersey is planning to relax wedding laws so that it is easier to get married and divorced. Many suspect that this is a plan to encourage people to get married in Atlantic City with a Las Vegas style ceremony.

The bill was passed by both houses of the New Jersey Legislature last Monday. One of the key features of the policy is that it will eliminate a mandatory 72 hour waiting period for a marriage license. This bill will also apply to civil unions. In addition, couples will be able to annul their union within 30 days without having to go to court.

Wedding service providers and casinos in Atlantic city are waiting to see what happens with the bill. Eliminating the waiting period will help cultivate the city as a destination wedding location.

Some residents are concerned that Las Vegas style wedding chapels will pop up all over the country. It is inevitable that people from around the nation will visit the city for a shotgun wedding. It is more than likely that New Jersey residents from regular towns such as Newark and Cherry Hill will also take advantage of the new laws.

This bill is good news for wedding service providers and the printing industry. Most chapels will use printing services for documents and advertising purposes. If the bill does attract out of state visitors, it will be very beneficial to New Jersey businesses, casinos and hotels.