First of all, thank you so much for all of the encouraging words and messages regarding my Grandma- I was completely engulfed in a cloud of upset and, even though I don’t actually know you guys, just having all of your support really improved my outlook Monday afternoon. So, thanks!
Secondly, the weight of the world was lifted yesterday when two things occurred- McGlovin and I stuffed, stamped and mailed our wedding invitations and then, on a complete roll, went downtown and applied for our marriage license! Yess!
Bam—licensed to be wed!
True story—it took us longer to find the Office of Marriage Licensing than it took for us to get it (15 minutes to find, two minutes in the office to apply). We had filled out the application online, so when we got to the office (where there was absolutely no line) all we had to do was provide our IDs and Social Security numbers, and promise that we weren’t cousins or already married. Somewhat awkward, though—the girl started out her spiel, “Please raise your right hand. Do you swear or affirm, blah blah blah…second cousins…blah blah blah…previous marriages…blah blah blah…please swear or affirm.” And we both looked at her for a second, looked at each other, and managed a confused, “I…swear?” We were completely not prepared for that formality.
Anyway, so with our license in hand and our invitations being filtered through the Postal Service, McGlovin and I are feeling hugely relieved. There is still plenty to do, of course, but it’s mostly decorations, organization, providing direction, etc. In my eyes, even if we don’t do anything else, we’re still getting married with everything that we need. Anything more that we do will just enhance the day
So, what part of planning was your huge relief? Or were you pushing forward until the day of? And—was anyone else particularly surprised by any part of getting your license? I’ve heard that some people actually have to get a physical or give blood—crazy!