Post # 1
Who are your witnesses that will sign your marriage license during your ceremony? Family or friend? If not your Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man, then who?
Fiance and I are considering having my sister and his brother act as our witnesses. My sister and his brother are in the wedding party but not as our Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man. There is something about having family sign for us that feels really meaningful.
Thanks for your feedback!
Post # 3
We used our Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man that happened to be my sister and his friend.
Post # 4
Maid/Matron of Honor (friend) and Best Man (brother) signed for us, but I totally agree with your thought of having family do it. Family is forever. I don’t think anyone will be bothered that it wasn’t Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man to do it.
Post # 5
we have asked our mums. they brought us up almost on their own. so just made sense really
Post # 6
Never thought about this, lol. I agree, Having a family member witness holds more sentiment. Hmmm..now you have me thinking:)
Post # 7
@mrstaylortobe: Oh, I love that idea! How incredibly thoughtful and gracious.
Post # 8
@NAvery: Thanks for the vote of confidence- I don’t think they will, either, but there’s a nagging feeling that they will feel like they weren’t ‘good enough’ to sign. I thought it would be nice for my sister and his brother to have their own signficant role in the ceremony.
Post # 9
We are planning on asking our mums. I’m really close to both since I lived with Future Mother-In-Law whilst I was studying at university and my mum is my best friend.
Post # 10
Depends entirely on WHERE you marry… Countries, States / Provinces / Regions can all be different in their requirements.
Encore Bride here…
Marriage to Mr TTR was in the State of Florida Witnesses are not required either when you go pick up your Wedding License, or when you marry.
So just the Wedding Officiant signs the Marriage License after performing the ceremony… and then they file it with the Local Courthouse.
(And it inturn becomes the Wedding Certificate after it is recorded / sealed by the Courthouse)
First Marriage (circa 1980) was in Canada where (as in some other Commonwealth countries), in many jurisdictions no one signs the Marriage License… just the Church Registry… and that becomes the basis for where the Marriage is legally recorded (again Officiant files the Marriage License with their signature with the Courthouse)
Our Best Man and Maid of Honour were the ones who signed the Church Registry
(A Wedding Certificate is then a seperate document issued by the Provincial Government)
Hope this helps,
Post # 11
We’ve asked our mums. We aren’t having a bridal party, so we decided on this.
Post # 12
We had a confidential marriage license so no witnesses were required. It had nothing to do with hiding our marriage (we had almost 150 people at our wedding) but more to do with the public record of the filing of the license. Because of my husband’s job, he wanted it confidential. Outside of a court order, we are the only two who can obtain copies of our marriage certificate.
Post # 13
My mother and my husband’s mother signed our license.
Post # 14
My Maid/Matron of Honor was my cousin and his best man was his brother, so they signed. My sister was a Maid/Matron of Honor as well, but she is only 16 so she couldn’t sign the license