Post # 1
I know that some places don’t require you to sign anything on the actual wedding day, but here we do. I’m trying to figure out if I want to do it during the ceremony while the musicians play a song or something, or whether we should just do the whole ceremony, get pronounced, leave the chapel and then do it a bit later once people are off to get drinks. I think I’d rather do it during the ceremony and get it over with, but whenever I go to weddings and people do that, there’s this awkward 5 minutes in the middle where nothing happens and you’re just watching people sign stuff and then finally they’re man and wife. It doesn’t really flow very nicely ya know? Any thoughts on how to time this well?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
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
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.