(Closed) Is it just us Canadians who sign our wedding licence during the ceremony?

posted 10 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Who knew there was a difference -to answer your question of your other post I will be covering a bridge table with a white tablecloth and placing my bouquet to one side.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Yup, every wedding I’ve been to in Canada has had the signing during the ceremony. We had it too.

Post # 19
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We’re doing it before. Our officiant said as long as we didn’t “tell” anyone it would be fine. Basically I think it means legally that you’re married before you’re pronounced married. Since we’re getting married outside, I don’t want to bother with finding a table and chairs and fitting in into the site, plus I always find that’s the most boring part of a ceremony! LOL!

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My family is Scottis/Spanish and we live in Canada. All Canadian weddings I have been to have had the signing during the ceremony, but none of my cousins overseas have ever had it during the ceremony.  I have been to a couple of weddings where the minister has the couple exit the church to a seperate small room to sign the license. This is to signify the seperation of church and state. We’ll be having our signing in the sanctuary and our friend will sing a beautiful song while playing acoustic guitar during the signing to make it extra special 🙂 .

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

and by Scottis…I mean Scottish. Tongue out

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

It happens here in New Zealand, I’ve seen it at all the weddings I’ve been to and we’ll be doing it during ours 🙂

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

Some people in Hawaii do this, have a table set up to sign their wedding license. My bestie did it at the end of her Catholic ceremony (along with the witnesses signing it).

Post # 24
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it may have something to do with the legality of the issue, since [the institution of]marriage is secular[enter marriage license], though weddings [ceremony] can be religious/secular — though I am sure there is wiggle room to sign after the ceremony, either immediately after or between ceremony/reception I believe it all depends on your officiant.

We will be signing immediately after [or during but at the end] of our ceremony,since our reception site is the same as the ceremony and we’d like to get straightto the party rather than have to squirrel away and then come back to the action.

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve been to weddings and seen them sign during the ceremony. I think that is what we are going to do, and I’m American! 🙂

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I haven’t seen it done at traditional weddings, but I did see it/participate in (witness) when my sister did a quickie wedding.

Post # 27
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Helper bee

It’s done in Australia too. I was given the option for a table for my wedding (in the US) but I passed it up because I was advised usually the officiant will take you somewhere semi private and you just quickly sign it after the ceremony.

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