Looks like we're getting married a little sooner than we thought…

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Have fun! Enjoy two special days and don’t let anyone make you feel bad about it!

Post # 4
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You gotta do what you gotta do.  We have friends who have gotten “pre-married” for a host of reasons, from military rules to insurance needs to simply wanting a friend to officiate the ceremony and thus needing to ‘make it legal’ beforehand.  In this day and age, I can’t imagine anyone getting offended – and the wedding celebration is about making your committment public, anyway, so just think of the two ceremonies as faces of the same coin 🙂

Best of luck to you and your FI!

Post # 5
1626 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Congrats!! 🙂 FI and I would have pushed our wedding out to Nov. 2014 to save some cash, but I will be turning 26 in Sept and my ins is running out in Oct…I’m a student intern at my job so I have no benefits, lol. I am healthy, can’t afford to pay private insurance, and am eligible for absolutely zero assistance, so I totally get it. There will be a 2.5 week gap in my coverage and let’s just hope I don’t get sick or do something retarded and break a bone within that time *knockonwood*

HAVE FUN!!! <3

Post # 7
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@RunnerBride13:  OOOH congrats!  As long as you make sure your family and close friends keep it locked up tight, it should all be fine.  Some of our best friends got married in June and had actually signed the paperwork about 3 weeks early for insurance purposes, too.  They told us and I basically forgot all about it at the wedding – it was still such a special day and the true beginning of their marriage.

I agree with you about Obamacare and wish it could all go into effect sooner.

Post # 8
22125 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree – do what you have to do, and absolutely don’t let it take away from your special day!

Post # 9
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Think of it as your own special secret wedding, like Jim and Pam from the office.

Post # 10
1887 posts
Buzzing bee

@RunnerBride13:  You are doing the right thing and I am sure both days will be very special.  Ignore anyone who says otherwise. You are a wise and loving person to put your fiance’s health first. 

Post # 12
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Well congrats! Gotta do what you gotta do!

Post # 13
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

thankfully, when i left my job, becuase FH and I were living together we were able to claim common-law status on his insurance and have me added. 

Post # 14
3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Aw, if I were in CA I would come witness 🙂

Everything happens for a reason. I like the “secret wedding,” thing. I don’t think it will take away anything from your day in September since you will be surrounded by everyone that’s special to y’all.

Post # 15
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@RunnerBride13:  We had a similar situation. We were legally married 6 months before our big wedding celebration. Getting the paperwork taken care of first did not take away from the emotion of the wedding day AT ALL! Cheers to health insurance!

Post # 16
1400 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

…a type 1 diabetic who never has diabetes-related health claims? What about insulin, test strips and visits to the endocrinologist? My fiancé has type 1 diabetes, and really healthy, but being insulin-dependent does not make a cheap health insurance client, no matter how healthy 😛 That being said, I also live in California,  and my FH has insurance through the state, California high risk pool or something like that, and it’s not cheap, but it is something. But if getting married on Monday is still the best move for you, have fun then and on your wedding day, and remember there’s nothing wrong with 2 anniversaries to celebrate 🙂

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