Post # 1
This is mostly a rant.
I feel sorry for those whose wedding plans got crashed. I am not in the exact same situation but…
Our goal was to get married in the courthouse and have a destination wedding in the fall (which can be moved to winter etc and not a big deal).
So we were planning on going to the courthouse (with just 2 people) May – end of May. Currently this is considered to be a non-essential service which would be ok if our liqour stores, drycleaning, and car dealerships were also closed (how is this more essential??) So many our services remain open….which will prolong this spread…
I checked again today and it says – marriage license services will reopen on emergency basis very soon or something like that…Not sure what that means (anyone knows?) and I wonder if we can do marriage license and the “wedding” itself on the same day…
I wonder how long this will take…Are there any bees from Canada who are in the same situation and want to get legally married first?
Sorry if my questions sound stupid, English it not my first language and I know very little about legal weddings in Canada.
Post # 2
What province are you in?
Post # 3
Not in Canada but also considering going to the courthouse at this point. Best of luck and congrats <3
Post # 4
we’re trying to too. Everything is closed though
Post # 5
I’m not sure what I wonder if we can do marriage license and the “wedding” itself on the same day…means . Is not getting your marriage license the same thing as getting married? It isn’t a big wedding party/ceremony sort of thing, but it is getting married isn’t it?
The destination ‘wedding’ is not when you will get married, you already will be, so it doesn’t really matter when you hold it, as it is just a nice big celebration and not an actual marriage ceremony. I do hope it all works out anyway .
Post # 6
Getting your marriage license is just getting “permission” from the county to get married. Getting married is a whole other thing. We already have our marriage license but we are getting married tomorrow, it requires an officiant or judge or justice of the peace. You’re only legally married after a marriage license is signed by one of those entities proclaiming they performed a marriage.
Post # 8
Yeah, that’s why I wrote – it’s not a big deal about the destination celebration:) I know some people do have legal ceremonies at their destination weddings but not my choice:)
and yes – those are separate things as far as I know. You should get married within 90 days of getting that license but it’s not possible at the moment. Just wanted to keep in touch with the bees who are in the same situation 🙂
Post # 11
tess90 : schmeebee85 :
Oh ok, l see. What a pain!
Post # 12
I am unsure about Canada but in the US we have to wait 72 Hours – 3 Days before the license is usable. I hope for your case it’s differerent in Canada. I also know there are ways to waive that waiting period but I am unsure what they may be. We got our marriage license before this all got crazy but the courthouses aren’t open and groups of people can be fined now. I am crossing my fingers our officiant may be willing to marry us on our original date so we can legally be married.
Good Luck! Maybe by May this will be starting to calm down and the courts will reopen?