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How to tie the knot on Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles County plans to ease the way up the aisle for couples who plan to marry on Monday - Valentine's Day.

It’s a busy day for the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder, so the department plans to issue marriage licenses and perform ceremonies at all seven of its offices. Couples won’t even need an appointment.

They will have to submit an application online, then head to one of the branches to pick up the license, pay a $90 fee – and pay an extra 25 bucks for a civil ceremony on the spot if that’s what they want.

Prospective brides and grooms must show valid identification and proof of divorce if either party has dissolved a previous marriage within the last two years.

County officials say they’ll need volunteer wedding deputies for the day – especially those who speak Spanish. People interested in helping others tie the knot may contact the L.A. County Clerk’s Norwalk office. Other information about Valentine’s Day wedding services is available at