As Justice of the Peace in Bossier Parish, I have the State of Louisiana authority to
perform wedding ceremonies within the following six (6) parishes:
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Marriage licenses may be obtained in any Clerk's Office in the State of Louisiana and are valid for all parishes; however, the license must be returned for filing to the office from which it was issued.
Either party may purchase the license; however, there is a great deal of information that must be included about both parties. Some of the information which is required is as follows:
How do you find the perfect JP for your wedding?
Know what you want.
As a future couple, talk about the kind of ceremony you envision. The characteristics of the JP who will officiate is an important first step in the process. Like most major decisions you will face in marriage, coming to a consensus about your goals ensures that you are on the same track.
Factors regarding the ceremony:
Factors regarding the officiant:
Answers to these questions, though not written in stone, can go a long way to selecting the JP who is right for you. It’s a good idea to write down your criteria as a check list for when you evaluate prospective JPs.
The process of selecting a Justice of the Peace should begin just after you have chosen a wedding date and confirmed your location. Just like popular wedding venues, in-demand officiants book weddings nine to twelve months and sometimes more than a year in advance.