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Candice’s Bridal Diary: A Wedding In Two Parts

My fiancé and I are doing a marriage preparation course for 8 weeks, and part of this entails meeting wih an older married couple for dinner, a chat and whatever advice we may need.

Our first dinner with them was this past Sunday, where we discussed potential topics that could be cause for conflict later in our marriage, and just general wedding chatter – when they suggested (what we thought was) a brilliant idea – of getting “married” the previous day.

We’ll still exchange vows and swap rings at the wedding ceremony on the Saturday, but we’ll do all the legal stuff, sign the registry and be officially “married” on the Friday.

We admit this is a little unorthodox, but once we thought it through properly, we realized that we absolutely adored it – it was perfect for us. All the nerves will be gone, and we can just enjoy the celebrations on Saturday. We’ve heard many stories of how the couple isn’t able to take in any of the details of their wedding, and how it just passes by in a blur It’s also the perfect excuse for me to wear another pretty little outfit on the Friday. Marriage in the morning, followed by an intimate brunch with our parents only- before getting my nails done and relaxing for the official celebrations on the Saturday.

So when Luke sees me walking down the aisle, he’ll see his wife, whom he loves and adores and has already committed to spending the rest of his life with.

What do you think? Could you see this as an option, or is it a little too unorthodox still?

Read more from Candice as she plans her wedding in our Bride to Be section.

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