We got legally married one year before our DW (Jan 12). It was nice and simple. We had our witnesses and their significant others, it took about 5 minutes.
It was nice because she included something about how we were "actually" getting married next year.
"(Bride) and (Groom), today is a special day for you because you wish to be joined together in marriage.
In January 2012 you will be off to sunny and warm Mexico and you will celebrate your wedding ceremony with your family and friends on January 12 â€“ one year from today. At that time you will share your personal vows to each other and exchange your wedding rings."
Then she just did the
"If either of you, or anyone here present, can show just cause why you may not lawfully be married, now is the time to declare it.
and the do you take each others
And now by the power vested in me by the Province of Manitoba I pronounce you husband and wife.
You may have your first married kiss!"
I ordered a small amazing cake from a dessert place I love and splurged on the real champagne and we had some H'ordeurves. It was very nice. I definitely don't feel like I'm married, though every once in a while when its just us we'll mention being husband and wife and pretend we're sneaky spies. I thought I would be dying to tell everyone, but I'm really not. We're still just us.