How old do the witnesses to my marriage have to be?

Although state law does not specify the age of witnesses, a witness is usually deemed "competent" for this purpose by the age of 18. We recommend two witnesses who are over 18 observe the exchange of vows (marriage) and sign the marriage certificate.

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1. Who can perform my wedding ceremony?
2. Can a minister from an out-of-state church perform my wedding in Washington State?
3. Can a marriage license obtained in Snohomish County be used outside the County?
4. What is the fee for a marriage license?
5. How old do the witnesses to my marriage have to be?
6. If either applicant is divorced, do they need to provide divorce papers?
7. Are marriage records open for the public to see?