Last week, I was working from home one day and found myself perusing a website. Something on it made me realize "holy cr*p, we are going to need some kind of license to be married". At which point I reminded Mark of this. It was not on our ever-growing wedding to-do list. Since I didn't really want to ADD to the wedding to-do list, I did the thing that any rational person would do and drove up to Towson to pick up our marriage license.
Maryland is a state with a vested interest in Marriage. They asked me for my name, his name, our SSNs, places of birth, and whether we were related by blood in any way. They also asked if we had ever been married before. In Maryland, you do not need an ID to get a marriage license, but you do need $35 in cash.
Yes, it's 2 months from the wedding, but the license is good for 6 months, so I figured it was best to get it taken care of. So it's done. No big smiling picture of us on the courthouse steps; just an envelope from the clerk's office. Another thing about weddings that is as big a deal as you make it.