Monica
Dedicated April 2021

Trying to make the best of it

Monica, on March 25, 2020 at 2:23 PM Posted in Community Conversations 2 8
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So after I had to postpone my 220 person ceremony and reception when new restrictions came around was my first heart break. Then we went to 50 to 10 and it continued to break. Our parents and siblings bring it to 12 already. Our priest was still going to preform our church ceremony just for us 12 because getting married in a church is really important to me. I would rather be married in the church even if I couldn't get married legally it's the sacrament was the main thing. Now the archdiocese has completely closed all churches and now I have to go pick up my marriage license from him and find someone to who can preform a civil ceremony. Every time I am ok with my new reality it keeps getting worse. I am just hoping that I can still get married. It shouldn't be this hard to marry the love of my life!

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Latest activity by Laura, on March 26, 2020 at 9:58 PM
  • Chrysta
    Master November 2022
    Chrysta ·
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    If all else fails, have a close friend or family member get ordained online to marry you. It literally takes about 20 minutes
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  • Kelly
    Champion October 2018
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    If your state or city is under a shelter in place order unfortunately weddings are prohibited. You might just have to wait it out until it’s lifted. I’m so so sorry you’re going through this.
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  • C
    Dedicated April 2020
    Cindy ·
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    I sure understand! I wish one of us could get ordained and just marry ourselves. Sure would make this easier during this time. Then we could focus on a celebration with the stress of the ceremony gone.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I hope you find something that works out for you !

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  • Monica
    Dedicated April 2021
    Monica ·
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    My dad happily volunteered so we are looking into Universal Life Church Ministry so he can do it online. We picked up our marriage license from the priest and thankfully he already put us in his calendar for our church ceremony April 2021 for around our anniversary.

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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
    Hanna Online ·
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    To echo Kelly, your ability to have a wedding (even if it's just the two of you and the person officiating) will depend upon if you're in a state with a shelter in place order. If the shelter in place order is not lifted by your wedding date, then I'm not sure that you're even legally allowed to get married on that date. I hope it works out for you, and I'm so sorry you have to go through this Smiley sad

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  • Monica
    Dedicated April 2021
    Monica ·
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    I am trying to stay optimistic since several people are still getting married even with a shelter in place by being creative. Good things my FH and my family are all sheltering in place in the same house so this isn't a concern (separate bedrooms because we aren't married and not allowed to sleep in one bed until married). Preform ceremony at home, sign marriage license, mail it in and done! We were just hoping for more than that.

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  • Laura
    Champion June 2010
    Laura ·
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    I'm so sorry you're dealing with this, Monica! It's such a crazy uncertain and emotional time! Keep us updated on your plans. We're here to support you! Smiley heart

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