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#1 PurpleUnicorn

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    Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:45 AM

    To all brides who got married in Jamaica - if you were single/never married at the time your wedding, what does your marriage certificate say? I finally got mine in the mail today 6 months after my wedding. i was so excited.  But i felt kind of jilted when below my name and above my occupation and age, it says my "condition" (meaning marital status before this wedding i assume) is "Spinster"  !!!!!!!  I was like WHAT?!  Spinster means old maid!     And below my husband's name (this is also his first marriage), it says he was a "Bachelor".

     

    I was 30 years old when I got married, i don't think that qualifies as "Spinster!" !!!!!

     

    I am curious if they do this for everyone, or is like age 30 when you become a Spinster in Jamaica?   I am curious to hear from married in Jamaica brides in their 20s and 30s.

     

    Thanks!

     

    I know this is a weird thing to get upset over and i am sure it will pass (I just opened the envelope like 5 minutes ago), but I really want to hear from others about this!

     

     



    #2 boscobel

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      Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:56 PM

      You know, when I started reading this thread, I didn't think I'd be able to answer it, but I definitely remember it saying "spinster" now!!  Hahhahaa, I think it's funny, but I remember not liking it much either.  I was 29 when we got married, so not young by any means, but still in my 20's so I think that vetoes your theory.  I think it's just the term for single lady!



      #3 emilyjane

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        Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:28 PM

        I think that this is fairly common- my sister had a Catholic wedding ceremony in Canada last year, and she was also referred to as a "spinster."



        #4 PurpleUnicorn

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          Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:29 AM

          hmm, thanks for the replies.  Oddly though i remembered i knew someone else, younger than me, who got married in Jamaica last year and she said her certificate says "single" for both her and her husband!!  oh well. i've almost completely forgotten about it now!



          #5 catererbride

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            Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:25 AM

            LOL - mine says spinster too! Nice right?



            #6 JayKay

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            Posted 18 November 2011 - 07:09 AM

            When we were filling out our forms for our resort I had to list my current status.  It gave me the options of spinster divorced or widowed.  I choose to write beside that single, because I had no idea what spinster was and I didn't feel it described me!  We will see what comes on our marriage certificate once we are married.



            #7 redginger

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              Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:26 AM

              That's strange, but at least it's memorable

              To all brides who got married in Jamaica - if you were single/never married at the time your wedding, what does your marriage certificate say? I finally got mine in the mail today 6 months after my wedding. i was so excited.  But i felt kind of jilted when below my name and above my occupation and age, it says my "condition" (meaning marital status before this wedding i assume) is "Spinster"  !!!!!!!  I was like WHAT?!  Spinster means old maid!     And below my husband's name (this is also his first marriage), it says he was a "Bachelor".

               

              I was 30 years old when I got married, i don't think that qualifies as "Spinster!" !!!!!

               

              I am curious if they do this for everyone, or is like age 30 when you become a Spinster in Jamaica?   I am curious to hear from married in Jamaica brides in their 20s and 30s.

               

              Thanks!

               

              I know this is a weird thing to get upset over and i am sure it will pass (I just opened the envelope like 5 minutes ago), but I really want to hear from others about this!

               

               



               



              #8 Jamie5280

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                Posted 18 November 2011 - 12:23 PM

                OMG!  I am so sorry, but I am laughing so hard right now!  That doesn't even sound real!  Craziest thing I have heard (today at least!)
                 

                Originally Posted by PurpleUnicorn 

                To all brides who got married in Jamaica - if you were single/never married at the time your wedding, what does your marriage certificate say? I finally got mine in the mail today 6 months after my wedding. i was so excited.  But i felt kind of jilted when below my name and above my occupation and age, it says my "condition" (meaning marital status before this wedding i assume) is "Spinster"  !!!!!!!  I was like WHAT?!  Spinster means old maid!     And below my husband's name (this is also his first marriage), it says he was a "Bachelor".

                 

                I was 30 years old when I got married, i don't think that qualifies as "Spinster!" !!!!!

                 

                I am curious if they do this for everyone, or is like age 30 when you become a Spinster in Jamaica?   I am curious to hear from married in Jamaica brides in their 20s and 30s.

                 

                Thanks!

                 

                I know this is a weird thing to get upset over and i am sure it will pass (I just opened the envelope like 5 minutes ago), but I really want to hear from others about this!

                 

                 



                 






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