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Serenak

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Icon 11 posted November 17, 2004 14:20      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Jackie and I have been together for about seven years now...

We have Danielle (4 years on Friday) and of course baby Ruth (12 weeks on Saturday)

We've had three houses (big three bedroom rented - Victorian 2 bed terrace - reasonably sized 3 bed 50s ex-council) and been planning to get hitched for at least 4-5 years (but stuff keeps happening - job changes, house moves, babies, family stuff, etc.)

We've been through some rough times and we've had our share of problems (but we've had fun and irreplaceable joys too).

Finally we bit the bullet and said "if we don't do it now, it'll be a case of 'this year, next year, sometime, never' and who knows if it'll ever get done".

So, we went to see the Registrar (don't know what the colonial equivalent is, if different) and coughed up our GBP60 to secure a wedding time and date...

July 30th 2005 (and another GBP34) and we'll be legally "man and wife"

Now I've just got to find GBP500 for the Reception, plus gifts for the bridesmaids, money for flowers, wedding cars, photographers, rings, wedding dress, etc., etc., Arrrrgggggghhh (only joking!!!!)

With everything else going on it hardly seems real to me (but then neither does Christmas every year, until it actually hits...)

Ha Ha Ha,

No doubt I'll get "the fear" sometime around April....

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klynn
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Icon 10 posted November 17, 2004 14:27      Profile for klynn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Congratulations!

Far be it from me to say, "It's about time." So, I won't. [Wink]

We all like to put the cart before the horse at times. Teehee [evil]

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CommanderShroom
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Icon 1 posted November 17, 2004 14:31      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I am stalking you. [Wink]

Congrats, and.... its about time. [Razz]

I take there is no such thing as a common law marriage out there, eh?


Oh, look out your window.. [evil]

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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted November 17, 2004 15:05      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Congrats sir. I wish you the best.
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Icon 1 posted November 17, 2004 15:07      Profile for Stibbons   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Congrats Serenak, thats fantastic news! [thumbsup]
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Icon 1 posted November 17, 2004 15:21      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Congratulations! I imagine that things won't be much different for you after you're legally man and wife, but I've enjoyed marriage so far, and I'm sure you will too. [Big Grin] [thumbsup]

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Serenak

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Icon 11 posted November 17, 2004 17:08      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Shroom!

We must stop meeting like this...

If we keep this up Spungo will catch on - and then what???

/creepy twighlight zone music/

PS. You don't share boots with you Mother do you....

[Smile]

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Serenak

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Icon 10 posted November 17, 2004 17:17      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Seriously though

Thanks all, I'm sure we'll be just as happy as we are now... [Smile]

Yeah we are already "common law", but that actually isn't worth diddly IRL...

We're not religious and we don't need to prove our commitment but somehow it now seems really important to us that we do that "legal/social" thing. Never wanted to be married before, then again I never wanted children till I hit 35....

[Smile]

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drunkennewfiemidget
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Icon 1 posted November 17, 2004 17:31      Profile for drunkennewfiemidget     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Serenak:

Yeah we are already "common law", but that actually isn't worth diddly IRL...

I don't know about England, but here in Canada, commonlaw carries all of the implications marriage does. Here, you're common law once you've lived together for more than 6 months, or once you've had a child together (or adopted one). Same goes for same-sex couples.

Although with insurance companies, you have to live together for 3 years or have a child because they're scumsucking bags of horseshit and will do whatever they can to screw you as hard as possible.

I'm not bitter.. really.

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Serenak

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Icon 4 posted November 17, 2004 17:50      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
In UK common law implies similar rights to "legally married" however sharp lawyers have ways and means of turning that on its head (scumsucking *@??*[email protected]*)

For peace of mind,legal security and just cos we want to marriage seems best

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Icon 1 posted November 18, 2004 06:07      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Serenak:
Shroom!

We must stop meeting like this...

If we keep this up Spungo will catch on - and then what???

/creepy twighlight zone music/

PS. You don't share boots with you Mother do you....

[Smile]

I say bring them sheep on and no my mom won't share her boots with me anymore.
[blush]

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Icon 1 posted November 18, 2004 06:10      Profile for Callipygous     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Congrats S! Don't worry, it need not cost a fortune if you get other people involved. In any case I am sure you will have a great day!

I too am not religious but the main point of a marriage to me was not the legal one, but to make a public commitment in front of all those we held dear, our families and friends, that this is my dearest friend and that we will love and care for each other to the grave. It seems then, that you are linking to each others families and the community, as well as to each other. To me this public element was important, so I was wanted the ceremony to be one that our respective families would also feel comfortable with.

I do not really understand those who want to do it in a hurried furtive fashion, or with some nutty ceremony that alienates their relatives, unless they are already estranged from their families.

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Mac D
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My advise would be Run, run like the wind

J/K Married life is great ..... except for the inlaws part, We live 3 hours from the inlaws so that makes it a little better. We are thinking about moving even further after I finish my degree. [Big Grin]

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Serenak

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Icon 10 posted November 18, 2004 11:43      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I don't have any in-laws,

Jackie is estranged from her family (yes I have met them and tried to get on with them but they are not nice people). As she wants nothing to do with her poison dwarf of a mother I am spared the in-laws thing.

Jackie and my parents get on like a house on fire... (why should that be an expression of compatability?) So all's well there...

Yes, I think the public affirmation thing is probably a big part of it too.

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Icon 10 posted November 18, 2004 12:18      Profile for macmcseboy     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey Congrats man!

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [evil]

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Yep, just another "me too" congratulations. So, congratulations [thumbsup]

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6 weeks to go!

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Icon 1 posted November 19, 2004 08:34      Profile for Swiss Mercenary     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Felicitations as they say in my neck of the woods.

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Icon 10 posted November 19, 2004 10:35      Profile for Erbo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Congratulations to you both, Serenak. As a wise man once said, "May you live as long as you wish, and love as long as you live."

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*Clap, clap* Congrats.

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