Gettin’ hitched on Valentine’s Day? Let KBEY help you


BURNET — Do you have wedding plans in your future? Or maybe you and your better half just want to renew your vows.

Well, KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune and Burnet County Judge James Oakley have you in mind for the first getting hitched celebration on Valentine’s Day at the Burnet County Courthouse on the square in Burnet.

At high noon, Oakley will wed all the couples who show up ready to exchange vows.

And while this event helps save you the time, effort and cost that goes into a more traditional ceremony, you can’t just show up and expect to get hitched.

You need to get your marriage license at least 72 hours before the noon ceremony. Fortunately, you can pick up a marriage license through the Burnet County Clerk’s office at the courthouse, 220 S. Pierce St. The license is good for up to 90 days. There is a fee of $78.

When picking up your license, both the bride and groom must be present (with a few exceptions noted in state statutes) and bring proof of identity and age (such as a driver’s license, a state-issued identification card or another similar document.) The county clerk’s office is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

And don’t forget the license and proof of identification when you show up for the Feb. 14 event. Arrive a half hour before the ceremony.

If you’re a happily married couple, why not renew those vows on Valentine’s Day? It won’t cost you a thing, just a little time.

KBEY’s “Wake Up Call” co-host Kay Baker will be on hand to greet the couples and wish them the best on their journey together. Or, in the case of renewals, wish them continued blessings for many years to come.

So skip the stress of planning a big event, invite friends and family and join KBEY and Judge Oakley on Valentine’s Day to get hitched.

For more information on getting a marriage license, go to and look for the County Clerk’s link under departments.

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