NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Valentine’s Day is a perfect day to showcase your love and tie the knot — especially if the ceremony is free!

Weddings can be incredibly expensive, from the actual ceremony to the reception. On average, Connecticut residents spend roughly $38,500 on a wedding, according to The Knot. Those opting for a more budget-friendly special day may want to consider a free ceremony on Feb. 14.

Select towns across the state are offering free ceremonies on Valentine’s Day:

Hamden’s Town’s Clerk Office will offer a limited number of free marriage ceremonies. The ceremonies include a marriage license, a certified copy of the marriage certificate, a justice of the peace, and a small reception for free.

Ceremonies will commence at the Memorial Town Hall.

Find more information and download the Marriage License Worksheet here.

Middletown Mayor Benjamin Florsheim will perform a free wedding ceremony Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Anyone else interested in a wedding ceremony should reach out to the Mayor’s office.

Montville Town Hall’s council chambers will offer free wedding ceremonies or vow renewals to all “the couples in love” from 2 to 7 p.m. with ceremonies officiated by Justice of the Peace Betty Allard.

Marriage licenses need to be obtained the day of the ceremony via the Montville Town Clerk’s office. A backdrop will be available for all photos, as well as a balloon to commemorate the event, light hors d’oeuvres, and refreshments.

Reach out with questions to the Town Clerk’s office at (860) 848-6784.

Free wedding ceremonies will be available at the Meeting House in Olde Mistick Village on a first-come, first-serve basis. The ceremony will be performed in the town’s chapel by officiant Marie Tyler Wiley, while professional photographer Tammy Lynn Foto will capture pictures.

All you need is an official wedding license from the Town of Stonington, which may be obtained at the Stonington Town Hall.

Find more information here.

West Haven
Wedding ceremonies will be held for free at the West Haven City Hall every hour. A film company will also be on site to capture the special day.

Reach out to the City Clerk with any questions via (203) 937-3535.

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a free marriage license by appointment at the Windsor Town Clerk’s Office. Officials promise it’ll be “a day you won’t forget.”

Find applications here.

If you’re looking to get married on a different date this year but still want to stay on a budget, public parks, and beaches are typically free.

Gain some more tips at this year’s Connecticut Bridal & Wedding Expo at Hartford’s XL Center on June 4. Admission is free with online registration here or $10 at the door.