Do the 'legal' part (courthouse marriage) in Canada
Posted 14 May 2008 - 11:40 PM
I'm in Vancouver and have spent the last couple of hours on the BC vital statistics website but it's all geared to 'regular' weddings where you're married at a venue. Does anyone have any information on getting married at the courthouse?
Thanks in advance!
Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:04 AM
Some info is available here BC Vital Statistics Agency - How to Get Married in BC
Here's a link to the marriage commissioner stuff for BC (it's also in the site on the above link):
Hope that helps,
Posted 15 May 2008 - 02:47 AM
Posted 15 May 2008 - 10:19 AM
We had our legal ceremony with the marriage commissioner the day before we left for Mexico. It was just Ed and I and my parents - we didn't do a ring exchange or anything at all, just the legal part and signed the paper work and that was it!
Heather started a thread about this the other day - I posted there too...I'll see if I can find it...
ETA: here's the link to the other thread: http://bestdestinati....101#post382617
Posted 15 May 2008 - 10:44 AM
Posted 15 May 2008 - 12:56 PM
The thing is, I don't want it to be at a place where we choose - because then it will start to turn into another ceremony here. Did anyone get it done at a courthouse, etc? Something completely unrelated to you so that it had no meaning whatsoever?
Posted 15 May 2008 - 12:59 PM
For us, it was just paperwork - that's all!
Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:03 PM
With that being said, it didn't take away from our "real" wedding at all! I mean- AT ALL! We both still got teary eyed and totally sucked up in the moment. I wouldn't worry about the pre-ceremony taking away from the wedding ceremony. It still magical even though you know you were previously married. I was SO nervous before the wedding ceremony and I have no idea why. I was already married at that point, but it sure didn't feel like it. LOL
Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:09 PM
| Originally Posted by klavallee |
We did the legal part in Edmonton a few weeks ago. We first had to get a marriage license and then we were refered to a marriage commisioner through our TA. We had a really informal meeting where we basically just signed a few documents. We didn't exchange rings, kiss at the end, and we weren't even pronounced husband and wife. Technically we are legally married, but we aren't considering that our wedding day.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:56 PM
so what did you do about your passport since your relationship status would have changed? When you went through custom, etc at the airport, did they give you grief about that?