- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
This has been a little bit of a debate for us. My Fiance and I are a same sex couple and we are planning to have an Arizona wedding, gay marriage is not legal here. It is important for the both of us that we do go and make our marriage legal even if the state we live in will not recognize it. Our plan is to go to California and have a Justice of the Peace wedding and maybe bring two friends along as our witnesses.
Do we have this legal ceremony before or after our wedding? I think after, because I feel like the first time we say “I do” should be in front of our friends and family. She thinks we should do it right before because then we will actually be legally married at the end of our big day and when we go off on our honeymoon. It would certainly be easier on us if we did it before the cermony because then we wouldn’t have to plan a trip in between the wedding and the honeymoon. While my preference is to do the legal ceremony after it really wouldn’t be a huge deal to me if we did it first mainly because it would be easier to schedule.
So, what do you all think?