Just wondering if anyone got legally married before their wedding day and exchanged vows at the actual wedding? I've seen it's a lot cheaper but is it better?
I have heard of this and if that is what you would prefer to do them go for it, you will miss out on the excitement of becoming man a d wife in a room full of your favourite people ,but I can fully understand why you would want to cuts down on time and cost... You could just have a blessing on your 'actual' wedding day
I think people often do this when they want a wedding at somewhere that isn't/can't be licenced. It's a great way to have exactly what you want
We are having our bridal party with us for the legal wedding then a few days later having a ceremony and party at our venue. It's not working out cheaper for us as the wedding will be just as large as it would have been if we were getting legally married on the same day. It does make things a lot more flexible though (we are planning on having the ceremony outside, the timings are dependant solely on us and there's no pause while the signing of the register is done)
My brother and his wife got married legally at the registry office with just parents present then had a celebrant do a ceremony at their wedding...this was because a) their wedding venue of choice wasn't licensed to hold actual weddings and b) they didn't want to be restricted on the content of the ceremony. they classed the registry office as just doing the paperwork and their ceremony as their actual wedding.
we have been seriously considering this option too, we would definately class the wedding day as becoming man and wife! xx
Yes had a long of push from other people saying what's the point in being married before. But I've decided to go ahead with my original decision.. if I'm marrying him for life and extra few days won't matter :)
I think overall it's up to the bride and groom, it's whether the magic behind it is more important or in our case we're trying to save we're we can x