Wedding date on certificate vs. actual wedding date

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

I didnt’ have this issue as it’s common in Canada that the papers are signed during the ceremony. I don’t really see how you can fix this unless you can manage to do the official signing at some point before or after your wedding.

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

artdeco:  For personal celebrations it won’t really matter if you celebrate your anniversary a day later.  Celebrate on the 8th!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Well here in the UK, the date of your wedding is the date on your marriage certificate which is always signed at the ceremony.

You can CELEBRATE your marriage on a later date but the legal facts of the matter are that the date you signed your certificate is the date of your marriage.

I’d be surprised if this was different elsewhere. 

Of course, it is up to you to decide when your anniversary is so sure, you can say the 8th and treat the 8th as your anniversary in future years. Legally it would be on the 7th though. 

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