Florida Marriage Preparation Course [Before You Tie the Knot]

Before You Tie the Knot is a premarital education program designed to offer constructive guidance to couples as they begin their lives as a married couple.  The program aims to help you understand that it takes both partners working together to make a marriage successful. 

Upon completion of this course, a $32.50 discount on the marriage license is given to the couple and the waiting period required upon applying for a license is waived.



Before You Tie the Knot curriculum covers the following:

  • Needs of Every Partner, Parent, and CHild
  • Positive Parenting
  • Communication Skills
  • Your Money Matters
  • Healthy Lifestyles

Please register at least one week before the class date.

Before You Tie the Knot is instructed by Lori Wiggins, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator.

Registration information

For registration information, dates, times and location of this course, please call (850) 838-3508 between the hours of              8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Class Location: Taylor County Extension Office, 203 Forest Park Drive, Perry, FL 32348 (See Map).


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