At Proxy Marriage - A Big Sky Event, we ease the separation of deployment by performing proxy marriages.
A proxy marriage occurs when an engaged couple can’t be physically present for their wedding. Each party completes the paperwork and submits it to our company to be approved by an attorney. Once approved, the Flathead County Clerk of Court’s office issues the license. Two proxies will stand in on behalf of the absent parties along with a qualified officiant who performs the marriage. The stand-in proxies will sign the marriage certificate on the absent parties’ behalf.
To be eligible for double proxy marriage, one person must be a resident of Montana or an active-duty member of the United States armed forces.
After the ceremony, we deliver the signed marriage license and certificate to the Flathead County Clerk of Court’s office where it is recorded. Within 2–3 business days, certified copies are available, and a scanned image of the legal document will be emailed to the couple; hard copies are normally mailed out the next business day.
The certified copy of the marriage license and certificate is proof of marriage for military benefits, insurance, joint bank accounts, property ownership, and other privileges offered to married couples.