(Closed) Bringing your Marriage Cert. on your honeymoon…

posted 7 years ago in Legal
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Are you leaving for your honeymoon right after the wedding?  If so, you aren’t going to have the marriage certificate back by then.

Post # 4
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@maybride2011: We didn’t receive our marriage license until about a week after the wedding. I’ve never heard of bringing your marriage license on your honeymoon before.

Post # 5
7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

when i was at Couples Negril they asked to see our marriage certificate and we got a free massage and bottle of champagne.  lucky we had it because had just gotten married at a different resort in Jamaica.  but we definitely would not have gotten our honeymoon perks without the certificate!

Post # 6
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We didn’t receive our marriage certificate until about 2 weeks after our wedding.

Post # 8
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I know for us we won’t get it back until sometime after the wedding the church sends it in to the state. 

Post # 9
7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had our marriage license at our ceremony. Our officiant signed it and then we made a copy of it the next day at my in laws house. Thats what we brought on our honeymoon.

Post # 10
489 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Well, you need to make sure you have the right documentation in mind. Here in Ohio, we give people the license and a marriage certificate that are just keepsakes. you have those in hand and the officiant fills out that particular marriage certificate and returns it to you. There is another piece of paper that is returned to the marriage licensing department to put on record that the marriage took place. Once that is on record, people are able to get a certified marriage abstract, which is the legal proof that two people are married and that is one would use to change her last name. I work in marriage licensing here and that is just how we do things, so you would actually be able to take the marriage certificate, but you may want to check in the state where you live.

Post # 11
746 posts
Busy bee

Yes that is correct. Most hotels will require a copy of your marriage license to honor the honeymoon amenities or upgrades.

Post # 12
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We couldn’t get our marriage certificate until almost a month after our wedding because it had to go through processing at the department downtown and then get mailed to us.  There was no way we could have had it on our honeymoon.

Post # 13
4546 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We had to. We just told our minister about it beforehand and she made us an extra copy.

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