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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 29th 2016
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    Hi ladies, just wondering how many marriage certificates you would recommend ordering? Just started to complete our online ceremonies arrangement form and part of it is asking to insert the number of certificates we would like. I know some people request to see original copies of the marriage certificate when changing your name... How many do you think I will need?

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Mar 29th 2016
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    I only got the one then photocopied it for those who didn't need to see the original and those who did need it I either took it in person or it was returned very quickly so having just the one copy was not an issue.

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    • TheNewMrsBarrett
      CommentAuthorTheNewMrsBarrett
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 29th 2016
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    I got the original and paid for 2 copies, tho I probably only needed 1 extra copy lol xx
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 29th 2016
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    Thanks ladies. So do the formal copies from the registry office also count as "originals" - or do you only ever have 1 original? I think I will order a couple just to be on the safe side - at £4 per certificate it's hardly gonna break the bank!

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Mar 29th 2016
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    I only got one original. I made my own photocopies. I guess though if it's a formal copy from the registry office it will be accepted as an original.

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 29th 2016
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    We got two so we had one each :) we also wanted to have spare as my wife is a tad ditsy at times when it comes to documents! X

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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 29th 2016
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    I was thinking it would be nice to have one each Catherine.. although I've seen OH's "filing" system, it's not very organised so I think I would look after his copy!!! Lol x

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    • Elinor Claire
      CommentAuthorElinor Claire
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Mar 29th 2016
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    I only got one original. Most places accept copies. I presented it in person at work and at the bank, then posted it special delivery for the driving licence and passport, which were the other two things that required the original. It meant I had to do one at a time, but there was no urgency with the passport, as I didn't change it until after the honeymoon. The driving licence and passport offices will send it back using a secure method as well if you ask, although you may need to pay a little bit more for it.

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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Mar 29th 2016
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    It didn't cross my mind about having one each haha.
    I would have thought 2 copies so that you keep the original safe (in case of lost in post) and 2 to send off to change name etc

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    • KirstyR386
      CommentAuthorKirstyR386
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 29th 2016
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    We have paid for an extra 2 certificates but that was with the church so whether 1 or 3 were the only options, I'm not sure. Feel safer having extra to send off in case it gets lost in the post. X
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    • clairenina
      CommentAuthorclairenina
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Mar 29th 2016
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    We got 3. It didn't cost much, and didn't fancy my chances of my credit card company losing it when returning it so got a few
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    • ElizabethF49
      CommentAuthorElizabethF49
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 29th 2016
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    I got 2 copies, so that if one ever got lost in the post i had a spare, if you request a duplicate at a later date it will cost you more £ than it would getting an extra one at the same time as original.

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    • Emmilou82
      CommentAuthorEmmilou82
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 29th 2016
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    This is something I never even thought about.... Good idea though. I might suggest we have 3. One each and then a spare

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Mar 29th 2016
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    I think we got four in total, much easier as you can then send things off in the post to change your name quicker.

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    • StephH96
      CommentAuthorStephH96
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 29th 2016
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    Never thought about this. Will have to ask wedding co-ordinator. Another question for the list!
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    • VikkiH53
      CommentAuthorVikkiH53
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 30th 2016
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    I think we've asked for two copies of ours. Just incase!! Though we requested it when we gave notice back in July so I can't 100% remember! Must actually get to the next set of paperwork as the date is rapidly approaching!
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    • Flossie
      CommentAuthorFlossie
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 30th 2016
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    Thanks ladies, think I will go with 3 :-)

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    • CommentAuthorNicolaB7220
      Posted: Mar 30th 2016
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    I have asked for 3 - 1 that we can keep safe at home and 2 to use for sending off for name change. x
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    • KatieH
      CommentAuthorKatieH
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Mar 30th 2016
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    I think we are going to ask for 2 xx

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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Mar 30th 2016
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    Good choice flossie! It was helpful too cos when we both had to change names and titles, we kept one here and sent the other off... The stress with knowing your one and only marriage certificate had been lost in the post would have been unreal I think so better safe than sorry! Not long for you now eek :D xx

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