(Closed) Signing of the register. During ceremony?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We signed our marriage license in the middle of the ceremony.  It only took a couple minutes.  We had the musicians playing at the time.

Post # 4
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I like when people sign the register during the ceremony, actually. Because otherwise it’s like…okay, you make your vows, exchange rings, yadda yadda…but you’re not REALLY married yet, until you sign the register. I know the vows are what “make” the commitment but, idk, I feel like signing the register is important too. I don’t think it creates a bad “flow” or anything, I think it’s nice to have little interlude and have the musicians play or whatever while you sign the paperwork.

Post # 5
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

The way I’ve seen it done is right before the recessional, after the kiss & vows, etc.; usually with the same song as the recessional.

Post # 6
1501 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ours was in the middle and our musician played while it happened. It only took a couple minutes to do, well once we had a pen that is!!

Post # 7
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

In Aus we sign a register as well.  Here I think its one of the legal requirments that it has to be done during the service….at least thats my understanding anyway

Post # 8
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

We signed it before the ceremony. I don’t technically think you’re supposed to, but I didn’t want to deal with getting a table, etc since we were having an outdoor ceremony.

Post # 9
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012 - Catholic Church, Chateau Thomas Winery

Another perk to signing it during the ceremony is everyone whose signature you need is right there so you aren’t running around trying to track anyone down. Indiana has changed their laws and you don’t need witness signatures but I think some places still do.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did it at the ceremony because I think in BC you have to.  I didn’t think it actually took that long, and we had some music playing while we did it.  We also had an honour guard though, so it gave them time to march into position, so maybe that distracted people??  Vows, sign, back to the altar for the kiss, out 🙂

Post # 11
1022 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

The first time I’ve seen it during the ceremony was this last weekend. it was a little different. they had a solo and did all that.


before I’ve seen it where right before they all sign, like after pictures, but before the ceremoney starts.

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