The wait is over for everyone from wedding planners to local clerks - and thousands of gay and lesbian couples across California.
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday removed any lingering legal doubts about whether same-sex couples can marry in California beginning June 17, setting the stage for a rush of gay nuptials that morning.
Kristin and Jean Rivers, who'd planned to marry at a San Jose church June 18, have been wondering for weeks whether the court would spoil their big day.
"I've been riding a roller coaster," said Kristin Rivers, a schoolteacher. "Two weeks before I'm supposed to get married, I find out I can get married. On one hand, I'm totally relieved. On the other hand, I'm kind of freaking out."