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Tying the Knot in 2010? LA County Ups License Fee By $20

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There's the flowers, the catering, the venue rental, the dress, the music, the suit, and about a zillion other things that cost couples and their families cash when it comes time to putting on a wedding. Now, starting January 21 "the price of tying the knot will get a little more expensive" in Los Angeles County, reports LA Now.

"The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has approved an increase in the cost of a marriage license to $90 from $70. The cost of a so-called confidential license will rise to $85 from $70." The higher fee is expected to "generate about $500,000 in additional revenue for the cash-strapped county government coffers between January and June."

Good for the local government, one extra pinch for the couple. Of course, this only applies to heterosexual couples participating in "opposite" marriage, as ousted Miss California USA Carrie Prejean would call it, since same sex couples remain unable to wed legally here.