What is Proxy Marriage?

There are two types of proxy weddings or marriages that can be performed based on your unique circumstances.

Single Proxy Marriage

A single proxy marriage takes place when only one member of the couple can be in attendance for their wedding. The person present will be joined by a designated Proxy who will legally stand in for the absent party. Our single proxy marriage service in the state of Kansas requires that one of the parties travel to Kansas for a minimum of 4 days. There is no residency requirement. This service is also available for same sex couples.

Double Proxy Marriage

As it might sound, a double proxy marriage takes place with both parties in the relationship cannot be in attendance. When a double proxy marriage is performed, the couple will have stand-ins to represent them in marriage.

The double proxy marriage law goes back to the 1860’s when Montana was still a territory. Young men poured into the mining district around Butte hoping to make their fortunes. Montana enacted the double proxy law to enable these men to marry their out-of-state fiancés. This law has remained in effect since.

What is Proxy Marriage?

Proxy means someone has the legal authority to represent or stand in for someone else. In the case of a wedding or marriage, having it by proxy means that one or both individuals does not have to be present to be legally married. By proxy marriage typically occurs when either or both members of the relationship cannot attend, in person, due to military service, incarceration, travel restrictions or when a couple’s jurisdiction or state does not recognize a legal marriage.


To qualify for the service, at least one of the parties must be actively serving in the military. Both parties must be at least 18 years of age or older. This services is also available for same sex couples.

Proxy marriages are legal marriages for couples that have circumstances that may prohibit them from attending their wedding. S&B Professional Services provides proxy marriages both double and single in Kansas and Montana.

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Proxy Marriages Are Our Specialty

S&B Professional Services Inc, specializes in arranging Legal Proxy Marriages for members of the US Military. Having arranged over 6,000 proxy marriages, we’re the most experienced name in the business. We are pleased to offer Military Discounts for active-duty members of the US Military. Please call us at 1-571-406-4534 for details.


How long does it take to receive the marriage certificate?

It only takes 3 weeks from the time we receive the completed forms and documentation.

I live in a state that doesn’t allow proxy marriages. Will the Montana proxy marriage certificate be recognized in my state?

Yes. Once the legal marriage certificate is granted in a state such as Montana where marriage by proxy is legal, it will then be recognized by every state, all branches of the military and most countries of the world.

My fiancé is serving in the Military in Iraq. Can we get legally married while he is serving overseas?

Yes. We arrange a double proxy marriage where neither party has to travel. There is no residency requirement.

Can we still use your Double Proxy Marriage service if one of us is in the US Military but not deployed?

Yes. As long as one member of the couple is active duty in the US Military you are eligible for Double Proxy Marriage in Montana.

I am a US citizen and my fiancé is a foreign resident. Will US Immigration accept the USA proxy marriage?

Yes. The legal USA proxy marriage will generally be accepted if the marriage is subsequently consummated.

If we get married by proxy can we have a regular wedding when my husband returns home from overseas?

Yes. The USA proxy marriage is a civil marriage only. You can later have a beautiful religious wedding ceremony and invite all of your friends and family.

How do we start the proxy marriage process?
Please note our new telephone number:
1-571-406-4534.  Sam will discuss your particular situation and then guide you through the entire process.
Do you have a downloadable brochure to show my JAG office?

Yes. You can download the brochure here.


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Our mission is to change lives and bring happiness and peace of mind to all of the couples who we serve. We promise to listen patiently to you in order to understand your specific situation, and then come up with an “action plan” that works for both of you. We also feel that it is very important to give back to the brave men and women who serve our country. A portion of every marriage we help to arrange is donated to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

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