Post # 1
We are getting married on November 8th but have scheduled the date to get our wedding license signed on November 7th. We’re non-religious and we didn’t way to pay upwards of $1000 to have a stranger perform our ceremony. Unfortunately in Ontario our friend cannot legally marry us either, as they can in other places.
So we are paying the bare minimum to legally get the papers signed on November 7th. Then I realized that all our documents will not state our actual wedding date. My FI said that we can still have our anniversary be the 8th, which I guess is very true. We could go in the AM before the wedding to sign the papers, but that seems like an unnecessary headache to deal with on the morning of your wedding.
Anyone else see any issues that may arise from doing it the day before? Has anyone else done the same?
Post # 2
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
- 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
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.