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« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2012, 10:16:58 AM »

That is hilarious! I don't have religious people to worry about - other than the in-laws and they are by now totally used to me! But I have the added thing of being only daughter and only child so it's more the whole ceremony thing I think my mother would be upset!

I'm the youngest and only daughter too... upset does not describe the tantrums and general disgust thrown at me when they found out.  My MIL was particularly offended, my S/O is the youngest son and she's been wanting him married off for years, she hinted a couple years ago how cute his niece would look in a little flowergirl's dress blah-blah-blah.  We just sat back and enjoyed the drama.
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« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2012, 14:56:15 PM »

Congratulations, beLIEf.  I hope your wedding will be great and you guys will be happy.

I do recall having to pay the dominee with my first wedding, I gave him a cheque which bounced.... accidently, but I never did redeem the fee if memory serves me right, I was bloody poor.

And that marriage did not last, right?  I wonder what will happen if your cheque to the undertaker bounces.
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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2012, 15:43:40 PM »

I wonder what will happen if your cheque to the undertaker bounces.
You’ll soon enough be known as a rotten debtor.  Or maybe as an overdue rotter.

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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2012, 15:46:55 PM »

Congratulations, beLIEf.  I hope your wedding will be great and you guys will be happy.

I do recall having to pay the dominee with my first wedding, I gave him a cheque which bounced.... accidently, but I never did redeem the fee if memory serves me right, I was bloody poor.

And that marriage did not last, right?  I wonder what will happen if your cheque to the undertaker bounces.

I paid dearly for that marriage though....  Undecided

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« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2012, 21:19:34 PM »

I married twice in the District Commissioner's office in Botswana. It was a completely civil affair and my MIL spent the rest of the day asking if we were really married! It was at 07:30 in the morning to miss the heat! Most of the proceedings consisted of the DC informing us of the prescribed sentence would be if either of us broke various laws linked to marriage in Botswana. Nearly 40 years later we still have not done the blessing thing MIL wanted!
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« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2012, 22:09:41 PM »

Thanks for the tips and ideas... extra pressure now as it's going to be in 10 weeks when the folks are visiting!
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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2012, 18:38:19 PM »

Don't know if I congratulated you or not yet, belief, but I hoped everything worked out fine  Grin I recently learned that if you want to become a marriage officer yourself,  you do need to be affiliated with a religious institution here in RSA, so just thought I'd clear up my previous misconceptions, because you know what they teach you in seminary school is always TRUE, right? Embarrassed
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« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2012, 20:13:57 PM »

Don't know if I congratulated you or not yet, belief, but I hoped everything worked out fine  Grin I recently learned that if you want to become a marriage officer yourself,  you do need to be affiliated with a religious institution here in RSA, so just thought I'd clear up my previous misconceptions, because you know what they teach you in seminary school is always TRUE, right? Embarrassed


So you're telling me my ordination as minister of the Universal life Church will not be recognized here? How dare they!

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« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2012, 11:58:39 AM »

I recently learned that if you want to become a marriage officer yourself,  you do need to be affiliated with a religious institution here in RSA, so just thought I'd clear up my previous misconceptions, because you know what they teach you in seminary school is always TRUE, right? Embarrassed

Yep. And they aren't very forthcoming or helpful about this either. I endorsed my own, as well as two other, nominations to get the study material and write the exam (arguing that the FSI was a "religious" organisation in the sense that it at least engages with religious issues) - it's now been nearly 6 months that the application is on the Minister's desk (who now approves them all personally).
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« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2012, 10:50:45 AM »

O yes thanks all happily married Smiley And the pastor only dropped 1 G- bomb - he was actually announcing he'd never been given 7 pages to read before with no input himself - I was wryly asserting there was a clear reason for that!! Also mananged to escape any of the skoon menses prayers and we happily tucked into our food without any bullshit and then had a right ol jol and will hopefully live happily ever after....
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« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2012, 10:52:32 AM »

O yes thanks all happily married Smiley And the pastor only dropped 1 G- bomb - he was actually announcing he'd never been given 7 pages to read before with no input himself - I was wryly asserting there was a clear reason for that!! Also mananged to escape any of the skoon menses prayers and we happily tucked into our food without any bullshit and then had a right ol jol and will hopefully live happily ever after....
Congratulations! and all the best for your future.
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« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2012, 12:26:25 PM »

will hopefully live happily ever after....

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Congratulations! 

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« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2012, 12:39:43 PM »

... of the skoon menses prayers
Ah, did you snag a boertjie? Can't go wrong there. Geluk ôk. Smiley

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« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2012, 12:51:36 PM »

Congrats. Don't worry about the happily ever after, us heathens have lower divorce rates than the theists.
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« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2012, 13:59:53 PM »

Congrats. Don't worry about the happily ever after, us heathens have lower divorce rates than the theists.

Yeah, weird that...  Evil Must be the devil looking after his own.
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