(Closed) Married in the Courthouse and then wedding later

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Which date do you consider to be your anniversary?
    Courthouse Date : (22 votes)
    59 %
    Big Ceremony Date : (15 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
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    1556 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m really torn on this one.  I have already had my courthouse wedding and am planning to have my marriage convalidated in the Catholic Church.  According to the Church, we are not yet married.  Although he is legally my husband and I refer to him as my husband, in my heart, I know he won’t fully be my husband until we are married in the church.

    So I will consider the date of our church wedding to be our anniversary.  I was hoping to have the same date a year apart, but that doesn’t look likely now.  We will still celebrate both dates though– why not? 

    Post # 5
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    3314 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Yeah you need an option for celebrating both!  πŸ˜€  My hubby and I will be celebrating both for sure.  

    I put the legal date as the date we’d be celebrating, but both are special to us.  πŸ™‚

    Post # 6
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    1537 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We’re getting married by a Justice of the Peace almost 2 weeks prior to our ceremony (because we’re getting married outside of the country). We’re going to celebrate the wedding ceremony as our date because we’ll pretty much just being doing the paperwork end of things with the Justice of the Peace back home.

    Post # 7
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    1368 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    since someone said BOTH, I will celebrate both!!!! good idea!

    Post # 9
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    53 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Celebrate when you want to!

    Post # 10
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    11 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    we got married in court march11 2010 and we are getting married march 12 this year he will have 2 days to remember lol

    Post # 12
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    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Both. The first one because that’s when we got legally married, and the church wedding because that’s when we could put all the wedding stuff behind us and really start our lives together. Two things worth celebrating!

    Post # 12
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    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Both. The first one because that’s when we got legally married, and the church wedding because that’s when we could put all the wedding stuff behind us and really start our lives together. Two things worth celebrating!

    Post # 14
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    2907 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    there’s so many on here! gosh, and for all the flak i get for this! i’m glad to see i’m not alone

     

    and back on topic:

     

    i think he wants to celebrate the legal one, but i told him i would only agree to the legal one if the religious one is our real anniversary. we’ll see what happens, but i voted for religious! mostly that’s my vote because we NEVER GOT ENGAGED! when we talked about the legal thing, in the end it was just “let’s do monday, ok?” and then we were married within a couple days. i kind of consider the legal thing as our engagement. hmm.

     

     

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