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Register office marriage

What a palaver!  I am trying to find the simplest, least goofy form of ceremony for when we hit Bath with amazing event (4 people) that will be the wedding of the er.....day.

 

I went to one last year and was amazed at how bleeking complicated it is!  Having married in church last time (I was an actual Christian then), I assumed that something non-religious would be a lot less sloppy.  They keep banging on about love etc., which to me is a private thing and nothing to do with the State.  I know it's a contract, which is why I am keen to indulge in it, as I shall need financial protection in me old age.  But, really.  At least I shall not buy a few frock or anything so banal.  Mind you, I have not mentioned any of this to Chris, who may have other ideas.  I can see him turning up in morning dress, in which he does look good.  He says I can't wear Docs and jeans, though!

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@Duchess 

Not wanting to speak out of turn but I am sure all us Lidl Lidlers were wanting an invite to the big day. I for one have a pair of Doc Martins 😀 💐

Rage and Love
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Oh - I forgot that!  My Docs have flowers on them and are named after me, for some reason.  No, we share a name, that's all.

 

We were only ever going to the Reg. Off. thing, but all the to-do that can creep in is well, creepy.  I shall wear an M&S dress and Sainsbury's jacket and NO HAT OR BLO ODY FASCINATOR!

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Wot, no 'fascinator' @Duchess - appalled! Smiley Very Happy still, suppose going down the aisle in a Sainsburys jacket is appropriate!  My invite's in the post I expect? Smiley Very Happy health, happiness and wealth to you both - in that order!  If you can only have one, have the first one because that will lead automatically to the second Smiley Happy

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Why not do the Gretna thing, I'm sure that would suit you. @Duchess@harryflatters@Stixxee

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Very tempted.  Have been there to the shopping village, so could go there afterwards!  Actually, now you mention it, could go on the way up to Lewis, whence I am trying to take The Boy, so we could have a honeymoon.....  will suggest it.  Do they still do the same thing?

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Even better do it in Lewis, same rules apply, Gretna just happens to be the first point in Scotland, unless you purchase a special licence you have to " call the banns" for three weeks, @Duchess@harryflatters@Stixxee

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Ooooo, I love a wedding,  if we're not being invited can we have some photos when the deed is done @Duchess 

 

Hope it goes well with the arrangements and you have the day you wish for.  Heart

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Good Luck - When is the special day?

 

Sometimes you just wish you could book a 'Simple Wedding'? It would take the form of:-

 

Do you? YES

Do you? YES

OK all done - you are married, just sign here and make the cheque out for £50!

 

Perhaps VEGAS, but not in the UK.

 

And a funeral to match!

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Date of wedding after I receive an offer on my house.  Chris won't marry until I live with him.  Bonkers.  What difference does it make?  Oh yes, @Tanith - I found a form of ceremony!  One side of A4, double-spaced.  Easy peasy.  And of course I'm not having a funeral (at my age, the two occasions could be elided into one!) , so that's easy too.  Just pick up and burn.  Done and er....dusted.....