Secret Eloping next month !! Need advice on something

posted 3 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
Hostess
9892 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@therealbee:  I’m pretty sure that once you’re married you’re married.  I’m not sure that you can get married in another country without a license from Canada – the US might be different, but I know friends have had to get Candian paperword for the DWs in the past.

If you elope in the states, you’ll be married here too.

Post # 4
Member
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yes, Canada is going to recognize your marriage automatically if you’re eloping in the States. What you will need to do is look at the marriage requirements in the state you are wanting to marry.

Sounds like a great option for you, so have fun! 🙂

Post # 5
Member
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You really shouldn’t put your life on hold for someone else. Marry when you want to marry.

EDIT: Didn’t mean to sound rude, when I re-read it I thought it might seem lol. I just meant you deserve to have the wedding you want when you want it. If that’s eloping to the US, great! I really have no clue about licenses and stuff, I am mexican! Good luck!

Post # 8
Hostess
9892 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@therealbee:  If, from what you’ve read, your marriage wouldn’t be recognized in Canada (and you don’t want it to be for 2 years) – why bother?  I don’t mean to be rude at all, but if the marriage isn’t valid in Canada, you’re no farther ahead than you are now.  You’re still only bf/gf here, you don’t get benefits of being married…I get that it would be a nice thing for the 2 of you, but if it’s not official and not valid I’m missing the point.

(there may also be a time limit on how long you have to register the marriage – something you shoud look in to, it might cause you issues down the road)

Post # 11
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@therealbee:  In Florida it’s super easy.  You just go to the license office, show them your IDs to prove you’re old enough to get married, pay the license fee, and then pay an officiant or notary public to marry you and sign the license.  The notary will file the license with the State and an official copy will be mailed to your home.  Easy peasy.

http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/weddings/articles/2004/december/32-getting-married-in-florida.html

Post # 13
Hostess
9892 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@therealbee:  my concern would be that when you decalre in 2 years you have to jump through hoops to get it recognized because you waited so long, CRA could audit you and make you refile taxes for 2 years etc…(i know people who’ve had to refile because they didn’t declare common law status and they were audited when they got married…it was a big nuissance)

The other factor – how will your family feel if you lie to them for 2 years.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a fantastic idea, and if you want to do it you should, but I don’t think you should keep it a 2 year secret.  I think you should come back and say ‘guess what – we’re hitched!’

Post # 15
Member
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@therealbee:  Yep.  Florida has lots of non-US citizens get married here.  It’s part of the tourism industry.  You could get married barefoot on the beach or even at Disney World if you want.

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