Post # 1
Well I don’t know who else to blame except for our officiant for not having our marriage certificate yet. We’ve been getting notifications from the county recorders office that our license is due to expire this weekend. I’ve spoken to the officiant to see when he mailed out our license and he said it was sent a couple days after our wedding. It’s now been two months and nothing. Sucks because we can get a duplicate license but it’ll cost us $93 when the original cost us $86. So we basically have to pay for something else that shouldn’t have even been an issue. Of course I want to tell our officiant to pay for it but how do I know it’s his fault? Or how would I even get the money out of him? My Darling Husband is pissed off and we’re gonna have to see our officiant since he’ll have to sign our license all over again. So unfortunate that after our gorgeous wedding and months of planning this was the ONE thing to go wrong and we’re legally not even married at this point.
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated 🙂
Post # 3
@kryssbride: Check with the register of deeds office before you blame your officiant for not sending it… we had a problem with ours, too… but the county office had the problem, which we got straightened out. You’ll want certified copies of your marriage certificate anyway, so you’ll want to go to their office.
ETA, they also honored our original wedding date at the registrar’s office, so they may do the same for you…
Post # 4
@kryssbride: Wow, well. I guess the first thing to do would be to explain to the officiant what is going on. Maybe he doesn’t understand the severity and deadline of your crisis. Have you told the county recorders office that it was mailed just days after your ceremony? Perhaps it is a mailing issue, if that is the case, the post office would be my next stop.
Post # 5
If the officiant sent it by regular first class mail and it got lost, there’s not much anyone is going to be able to do about it.
Post # 6
What a pain, but at this point, I think I’d just do whatever I had to do to make the paperwork go through. I’m so sorry for all your frustrations, especially as a newlywed! 🙁
Post # 7
@WhiteWedding: Is the registrar of deeds also part of the country recorder’s office?
@turkey22: I did explain to our officiant the severity of the issue…he says he’s seen this happen before so I’m not sure what else to do. Guess i’ll have to fork up the $93 🙁
Post # 8
Everything will be smooth
Post # 9
@kryssbride: It should be the office where you picked up your marriage license. If not, google “vital records” and the name of your town. Generally, it’ll be at the court house.
It’s frustrating, no doubt… I was furious when I found out there was a problem (especially because we moved cross country the week after we got married!), but it will all work out. The lady at the office assured me that I was married, it just wasn’t on record, yet and that it was no big deal.