Couples flock to get married on Valentine’s Day
SAN DIEGO (CNS) – Nearly 50 couples tied the knot early on Valentine's Day Monday at the County Administration Center and outlying clerk's offices in El Cajon and San Marcos.
As of 10 a.m., 49 couples had civil ceremonies and nine more had appointments, according to the county Clerk's Office.
The downtown office will stay open an extra hour, until 5 p.m, to accommodate couples who want to get married or simply renew their vows, and while appointments are preferred, they are not required.
The building is a favorite location for civil ceremonies, not just for convenience but for its picturesque setting adjacent to San Diego Bay.
A demonstration was held at the building against California's ban on same-sex marriage. At least one gay couple was denied a wedding ceremony.
Couples can save time by completing their marriage license online ahead of time, Dronenburg said.
The cost for a license and civil ceremony is $100, with no blood test or waiting period required.
Other clerk's offices in El Cajon and San Marcos are open for licenses and civil ceremonies from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but reservations are required.