Can you tell me the requirements of a valid marriage in Georgia?

Full Question:

I need to submit an article on marriage laws in Georgia. Can you tell me the requirements of a valid marriage in Georgia?
02/27/2017   |   Category: Marriage   |   State: Georgia   |   #32949

Answer:

There are three main requirement of a valid marriage. The first is that the parties to a marriage must be legally capable of entering into a contract, the second is that there must be a real contract of marriage, and the last is that the marriage should take place according to the law of the state.
O.C.G.A. § 19-3-1 reads:
“Prerequisites to valid marriage
   To constitute a valid marriage in this state there must be:
   (1) Parties able to contract;
   (2) An actual contract; and
   (3) Consummation according to law.”