So a few weeks ago I did this super cool thing - thanks to Jenn over at a Bride's Brain I found out you can submit your application for a marriage license online. Woo-hoo! So I did a google search and found the Orange County Clerk Recorder's site and took less than 5 minutes to fill in the info online. Then I hit submit.
We have 60 (or 90?) days from the time we submit the application online to head down to one of our local courthouses to actually pick up the license and pay the fee. So easy! Especially since there's a small local courthouse just about 5 or so minutes from my home. :)
So we did it...after the big fiasco from last week of trying to get down there on Tuesday only to discover they'd closed, we headed on down in there yesterday and officially got the license to prove that we are somehow legally able to wed! This is just a formality for me so that we can share insurance coverages, bequeath property to each other and file our taxes jointly. It's a governmental thing as I see it. The truth is, in God's eyes, I don't need no stinkin' paper to tell me that me and Mr Fix It will be joined together as one flesh, one man and one woman...to live and love and honor the Lord with our lives and our relationship as husband and wife.
The license did however make me realize that we are totally moving ahead and it is definitely on now!
Of course, though somewhat quick (there was only a line of about 4 people in front of us), the trip was not without incident: Mr Fix It thought it would be funny to sign an 'X' next to the line where he was supposed to sign the license. He laughed and then signed his name next to it. Only then the counter lady told him that she would have to reprint an entirely new license because he can't do that on his signature line. I just sighed...he thinks he's so funny sometimes but he is really just causing wasted time :)
Anyway, with just 6 days to go until the wedding, I am TOTALLY done! I e-mailed all my final vendors yesterday with the last minute details and had my final meeting with my three coordinators who will be running the show. I had our rings cleaned yesterday - mine was dipped in rhodium so it looks brand new again! I just have to drop off all the wedding items to my coordinator tomorrow afternoon and pick up my gown on Tuesday after work. Then the guys need to pick up their tuxes and we start the weekend festivities!
It feels so good to be done with EVERYTHING! Of course, I still need to clean the house for all the family that is coming in and pack our luggage for our honeymoon today. But that will hopefully be done within a few hours. :)
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