TV shows will try all sorts of stunts to gain attention. This one isn’t half bad: Lifetime’s “Married at First Sight” will pay the marriage license fees Tuesday, July 10 at courthouses in seven different cities including Atlanta.
Locally, the show targeted Fulton County probate court. The first 70 married couples who come by for their marriage licenses Tuesday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. will get them for free. This isn’t exactly a back-breaking cost compared to, say, a formal wedding: it’s $16 if you partake in pre-marital counseling or $56 if you don’t.
“Married at First Sight” is basically a social experiment where three couples, paired up by relationship experts, who agree to marry when they first meet. Then they spend a few weeks together and decide if it’s worth staying together long term - or not.
The show usually moves from city to city each season. Season seven will be out of Dallas. Season three was in Atlanta. None of the three couples from this area reportedly lasted.
Not surprisingly, only a handful of the 18 matches have lasted to date.
Season seven returns Tuesday night at 9 p.m.
Here is the information in each city if you are about to get hitched and want to get a little freebie.
Atlanta: 8:30am - 4:00pm (Fulton County Probate Court - 136 Pryor St, Atlanta, GA)
Boston: 9:00am - 4:00pm (1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA)
Chicago: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Cook County Marriage and Civil Union Court - 119 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL)
Dallas: 8:00am - 4:30pm (Renaissance Tower - 1201 Elm St, Dallas, TX)
Los Angeles: 8:00am - 4:30pm (LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk - 12400 Imperial Hwy, Norwalk, CA)
New York: 8:30am - 3:45pm (141 Worth Street, New York, NY)
Miami: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Miami-Dade County Marriage License Bureau - 601 NW 1st Ct, #1900, Miami, FL)