(Closed) Secret Civil Ceremony then Small Public “Vow-Renewal” in 3 Months

posted 9 years ago in Vow Renewals
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

How familiar is your family with the legal side of a traditional ceremony? My guess is that no one will notice if you don’t say anything.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Just don’t say anything. You’re only 3 months away and, although legally (and probably in your hearts!) you’re married already, the big ceremony will still be the big ceremony. Most people sign a marriage certificate in private, anyway, and I doubt that anybody will notice if you don’t sneak away to do that.

My question is, do you plan to tell them in 3 months that you did this, or will you keep it a secret for good? 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My only question is how you plan to handle the signing of the marriage license, since your maid of honor and best man typically serve as your witnesses signing this document.

If anything, your officiant should be made fully aware of the situation. 

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