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Old 04-14-2011, 02:14 PM   #1
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We are getting married!

Last May we got "married" on the Disney Wonder and on April 19th we are legally going to be married in DC. I don't personally need the marriage license, the cruise was good enough for me, really for both of us. however, to get my lovely wife on my insurance, we need it.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:50 PM   #2
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Congratulations!

Forgive us if we happen to think April 19th is pretty special. It will mark our 21st anniversary together.


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Old 04-15-2011, 01:25 AM   #3
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Last May we got "married" on the Disney Wonder and on April 19th we are legally going to be married in DC. I don't personally need the marriage license, the cruise was good enough for me, really for both of us. however, to get my lovely wife on my insurance, we need it.
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:12 AM   #4
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Congratulations!!

We too won't get legally married unless doing so would give us more treatment like a married couple for tax purposes. Or as in your case in order to get benefits. We've been married 15 years.
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:12 AM   #5
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Ohhhh I'm so happy for you both! I might cry a little. Congrats!!
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:42 PM   #6
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Congrats!!! Wishing you both a wonderful life!

I'm planning my wedding ... just looking for my future wife!
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Old 04-16-2011, 02:48 PM   #7
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Congrats! How was the ceremony on the Wonder? I've not read a thread that describes a wedding on the ship yet Do you have any pics?
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:06 PM   #8
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:06 PM   #9
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Congrats!
We got married shortly after it became legal in CT(live in NYC), and were amazed at how different we felt afterward- I didn't think it would change anything, but we looked at each other on the way home and commented on it- we somehow felt more 'solid', if that makes sense. We'd already made the commitment, so why the difference?
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Congrats!
We got married shortly after it became legal in CT(live in NYC), and were amazed at how different we felt afterward- I didn't think it would change anything, but we looked at each other on the way home and commented on it- we somehow felt more 'solid', if that makes sense. We'd already made the commitment, so why the difference?
Congrats again!!!
Just my two cents ... I believe it should "feel different". I haven't taken that step yet, although discussed with former partner. I guess I'm old school - I believe in "happily every after" and "to death do us part" (Could be the southern baptist upbringing??). Gay or non-gay, marriage is the ultimate commitment in my mind.

I ramble ... I wish you and your spouse a lifetime of happiness!!
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:16 AM   #11
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CarpeLiberum - I noticed your countdown clock - where are you staying?
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:29 AM   #12
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Congrats on your previous wedding & the upcoming one as well.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:43 AM   #13
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Just had to pop in and say Congrats!
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:20 PM   #14
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Congrats!
We got married shortly after it became legal in CT(live in NYC), and were amazed at how different we felt afterward- I didn't think it would change anything, but we looked at each other on the way home and commented on it- we somehow felt more 'solid', if that makes sense. We'd already made the commitment, so why the difference?
Congrats again!!!
Lisa and I felt the SAME way after we got married in DC on March 19. It was hard to explain, but we both felt complete and "solid" is a good way to describe it.

To the OP.....congratulations!!!!!

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Old 04-21-2011, 12:47 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the well wishes. We felt "different" after the ceremony on the Wonder, but not so much after the DC ceremony. For as much planning as we did for the cruise wedding is as little as we did for the DC ceremony. I like to tease DW and tell her she only married me for the benefits
I never really needed to be married, what i wanted/needed was to stand in front of those we love and commit to one another and i don't need the law to tell me that's ok to do. What i really needed was for my DW to have some health insurance that covers something. I may be sharing too much, but here goes. My DW has multiple sclerosis, diagnosed last year about two months before our cruise. Shocking and devastating to say the least, it made that ceremony all the more special. Her previous insurance did not cover the uber expensive injections she needs every month, so she has gone without. At first we charged the injections to a credit card, but that was not a viable option for long. We have been very blessed and so far her case has been mild, but that can certainly change. Now don't misunderstand me we are both gainfully employed physicians who can't afford these meds, so what do other people do who have less in the way of means. I am not going to get in to the details of our economics, obviously, but we just couldn't do it Sorry for the rant, but i always feel comfortable on these boards to share.
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