(Closed) paper wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
2240 posts
Buzzing bee

Some people will judge you, but because he’s in the military, many people will understand that there are reasons for doing it. 

If you and he want to do this, go ahead. People may not like it, but you have to do what you think is best. You certainly wouldn’t be the first couple to have this arrangement. 

Post # 4
634 posts
Busy bee

I don’t see why you would discuss it with people, particularly if you were worried about being judged. Get your paperwork completed, and have your wedding when you are able.

Post # 5
1087 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I see no issue, there are circumstances where a paper wedding is the best option. Things like one if you being sick, military, dealing with different countries, etc. If anyone judges, they would have judged no matter what you did. 

Post # 6
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

My parents do this and I’ve found it happens a lot in other countries. A paper wedding, and then a traditional wedding. It just depends on what is important to you. If I ever needed a paper wedding, I would still consider my traditional wedding my official wedding because thats when I make my true commitment vows. It’s all personal

Post # 7
116 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We are doing this for health insurance (I was just laid off). I was initially worried what people would think, but then realized if we don’t tell anyone, no one would ever know. We are still having our wedding in August, literally the only difference is our officiant doesn’t need to sign the paper afterwards. 

If I was a guest, I’d still be just as happy and excited to attend the wedding, even if I knew the couple had already been legally married. So they signed the paperwork a few months early, who cares? I’d still want to celebrate their marriage! 

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