Post # 1
Guys, I’m mortified right now.
I just realized I made a huge goof in our wedding planning. We are actually doing our honeymoon first, since it works out better for the timing of our trip and the ceremony. We live in Seattle. We fly to Orlando this Friday to go to Universal Studios and Disney World. On Monday we fly to Turks & Caicos. Friday we fly in to JFK to prepare for our wedding ceremony on 11/12/13. The plan was to go to the Clerk on Monday to finish up our wedding license application. I started the process online two days ago.
Today I am looking up the hours for the Clerk and realize…Monday is a holiday. They’re closed. We arrive in NYC on Friday evening at 6:30pm, and there is no other flight from Turks & Caicos that will get us there any earlier in the day. The clerk is naturally closed on the weekend. The only day they are open after we arrive in NYC is ON our wedding day. We absolutely need a judicial waiver. Is this hard to get?
The other problem, my fiancee has her hair and makeup appointment from 9:00am – 11:30am. I’m sure she can get that moved slightly to accomodate us having to wake up and get to the clerk first thing in the morning, but I just read somewhere that the waiver (if given) isn’t given until either 11:00AM or 3:00PM…so either during her hair/makeup appointment, or during our wedding festivities…
I know that both parties need to be present in order to get the marriage LICENSE. Does anyone know if we both need to be present to get the judicial waiver? If not, I can run over and get that handled on my own without it the stress of that cutting into her day. If not…I just don’t know what to do.
We have a big day planned that starts in Times Square, gets interrupted by a flash mob, the flash mob gets interrupted by a second flash mob of zombies, taking a chartered bus to central park to do the ceremony, and this time having the dancers who were attacked byt he zombies show up AS dancing zombies, taking a bus to XVI Rooftop to do the actual ceremony. Actors, dancers, camera crews, guests, buses etc. have all been arranged and paid for and everything. I can’t believed I overlooked this detail. I just realized it, and haven’t told the fiancee yet (she is out getting her nails done at the moment) and have no idea how to break this to her! I definitely messed up.
Post # 3
Get legally married in Orlando! No waiting period required. Then have your ceremony and whatnot in NYC, but you’ll technically already be married!
Post # 4
Get your license tomorrow (in Seattle) and do a small civil ceremony/courthouse wedding on Thursday or Friday (in Seattle) before leaving on your honeymoon!
Then proceed as planned!
Post # 5
I think you are going to be best to do the legal stuff before everything and have the big production later. You really don’t want to count on a waiver, because what if you don’t get it?
Post # 6
NYC will take MUCH longer than you think to get this stuff that you need… you are better off getting married elsewhere if you’re crunched for time.
Post # 7
I don’t know of this is an option, but get “married” symbolically and then go to the clerks office the next day and get for real married? or like others said, get married legally first.
Post # 8
Get legally married on a different day – no big deal.
Post # 9
@howsweetitis: Oh interesting – no waiting period in Orlando?! Not sure why I didn’t think of that! Gonna check into that – it looks like there is some sort of course required there, or is that only for FL residents??
Post # 10
Oh, wait. We are in Orlando on Saturday and Sunday, flying to Turks & Caicos on early Monday morning. I wonder how difficult it would be to get married there in the Carribean…
Post # 11
Wouldn’t it just be easier to go to the courthouse where you live right now and get the paperwork and legal stuff done? Then you can go on the honeymoon, then have the ceremony?
Post # 12
@SweetFlower: There is a 3 day waiting period in Washington, so it would be too late to do that now.
Post # 13
@drusoicy: Wouldn’t it be more efficient to phone the clerk’s office and ask them?
My understanding is that the waiver is to waive the 24 hr waiting period after getting the license, not waiving the requirement to get a license She will likely still have to be with you to get the license , then you get the waiver for the waiting period.
Go direct to the source- phone the clerk.
Post # 14
@MrsTVLover: Darn, that would have made sense a few days ago though!
Post # 15
@drusoicy: I’ve known of one friend who got the waiver, but she kept the entire day open and it does take some time. With all the stuff that you planned (which sounds crazy awesome by the way) I really would recommend looking into getting married right now, or if you really don’t mind, wait until after your wedding festivities! It looks like you have a very difficult schedule to work with so I’m having trouble seeing where you can move stuff.