Texas law requires that the marriage ceremony may not be performed during the 72 hours immediately after the marriage license was issued; however, there are certain exceptions to the 72-hour waiting period.
- If the applicants obtains a written waiver from a judge;
- If one of the applicants is an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States; the active duty military person must show identification.
- If the applicants submit the premarital education course certificate from Twogether in Texas.
- If applicants are remarrying each other, the 72-hour waiting period does not apply.