(Closed) Marriage License

posted 7 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve never seen this done. I assumed the marriage license is most often signed right after the ceremony.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

In my state it has to be signed after the ceremony, and witnessed by at least two people over the age of 18 that attended.  Check your states regulations.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@blondebride2: We signed ours at the rehearsal with our best man and maid of honor doing the same. Our priest likes to do that, so he just has to sign it and send it to the State on the Monday after. Also, it’s so that it’s not forgotten in the flurry of activity post ceremony. The weirdest one for me was my best friend’s wedding where I was her MOH. I didn’t sign her marriage license at all. I don’t know if it’s an Ohio thing, but I didn’t get to sign off on her marriage like she did mine a year later.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

we signed our license when we filed for it – so we didnt have to sign at the wedding.

also – we were technically married “in the eyes of the state” at our rehearsal – the MOH, Best man and priest all signed it that night – strange right?

like carrieknitscake said – i think the priest wanted to get it out of the way so he wouldnt have to worry about finding everyone after the ceremony was over.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My minister asked for it at the rehearsal as well.  I *think* it is to confirm that you have a marriage license?  Also, don’t they mail it?  Maybe there is something they have to fill out, too, and they go ahead and do that so it is ready for the wedding?

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@brox: I know in California you only have to have one witness, so maybe the minister just had someone else sign it. It’s not always the MOH.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@kala_way: In Wisconsin, we had both of our witnesses sign it. In Ohio, both the best man and I asked about signing it and didn’t seem like we had it. Off to research Ohio marriage licenses. It struck me as weird, but went with it.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

We filled most of ours out at the rehearsal, just because ours required a bunch of info besides the signatures, and we didn’t want to sit there filling in ten million boxes during the ceremony. But we did all the signatures on the actual day.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Virginia doesn’t require any witnesses.  I’d check the state you’re in and with your minister to see what he/she’d like you to do.

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