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Will you be wed on St Valentine’s Day – February 14, 2010?

By Michele the Celebrant 5 January 2010 27

Just a quick post to let you know that if you wish to marry on St Valentine’s Day this year – which happens to be a Sunday – you must lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage with your celebrant by next Wednesday, January 13.

Please note here that the ACT Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages no longer has a celebrant service. You must find a private civil celebrant or a religious celebrant to officiate for you.

My congratulations and best wishes to you both


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bd84 9:37 pm 15 Jan 10

Maybe next valentine’s day..

motleychick 2:49 pm 15 Jan 10

bd84 said :

Mordd said :

Sure, getting married on Valentines day sounds like a good idea right, its arguably the most romantic day of the year, and the symbolism will be special right?

WRONG! Think about it a little more, do you really want your wedding anniversary to be on Valentines day every year, for the rest of your married life? Sure it will be romantic for the first 5 to maybe even 10 years of the marriage, but think of the hidden costs and frustrations you are setting yourself up for.

1. The pressure of Valentines day to be ultra-romantic will certainly wear off 20, 30, 40 years plusn into the marriage, are you still going to feel so sweet about it down the track, with the pressure year after year to live up the ultimate romance fairytale every time?

2. Good luck getting a restaurant booking on your anniversary for the rest of your lives unless you always book 6 months plus in advance.

3. Flowers, chocolates, etc.. will always be more expensive to buy if your anniversary is on Valentines day, and these you can’t buy in advance.

4. Thinking of a romantic trip away for your anniversary instead? Expect to pay double to triple prices for those romantic getaway locations during Valentines day every year.

Trying to impress on Valentines day is hard enough as it is, do you really want the added pressure of having your wedding anniversary on the same day every year? Play it smart, and pick a different date. Why compete with all that extra hassle year after year, do the right thing, don’t get married on Valentines Day!

This message brought to you as a Public Service announcement with tongue held firmly in cheek. 😛

Thanks for scaring her off! haha

HAHAHAHAHAH!

bd84 2:20 pm 15 Jan 10

Mordd said :

Sure, getting married on Valentines day sounds like a good idea right, its arguably the most romantic day of the year, and the symbolism will be special right?

WRONG! Think about it a little more, do you really want your wedding anniversary to be on Valentines day every year, for the rest of your married life? Sure it will be romantic for the first 5 to maybe even 10 years of the marriage, but think of the hidden costs and frustrations you are setting yourself up for.

1. The pressure of Valentines day to be ultra-romantic will certainly wear off 20, 30, 40 years plusn into the marriage, are you still going to feel so sweet about it down the track, with the pressure year after year to live up the ultimate romance fairytale every time?

2. Good luck getting a restaurant booking on your anniversary for the rest of your lives unless you always book 6 months plus in advance.

3. Flowers, chocolates, etc.. will always be more expensive to buy if your anniversary is on Valentines day, and these you can’t buy in advance.

4. Thinking of a romantic trip away for your anniversary instead? Expect to pay double to triple prices for those romantic getaway locations during Valentines day every year.

Trying to impress on Valentines day is hard enough as it is, do you really want the added pressure of having your wedding anniversary on the same day every year? Play it smart, and pick a different date. Why compete with all that extra hassle year after year, do the right thing, don’t get married on Valentines Day!

This message brought to you as a Public Service announcement with tongue held firmly in cheek. 😛

Thanks for scaring her off! haha

Mordd 5:04 pm 09 Jan 10

Sure, getting married on Valentines day sounds like a good idea right, its arguably the most romantic day of the year, and the symbolism will be special right?

WRONG! Think about it a little more, do you really want your wedding anniversary to be on Valentines day every year, for the rest of your married life? Sure it will be romantic for the first 5 to maybe even 10 years of the marriage, but think of the hidden costs and frustrations you are setting yourself up for.

1. The pressure of Valentines day to be ultra-romantic will certainly wear off 20, 30, 40 years plusn into the marriage, are you still going to feel so sweet about it down the track, with the pressure year after year to live up the ultimate romance fairytale every time?

2. Good luck getting a restaurant booking on your anniversary for the rest of your lives unless you always book 6 months plus in advance.

3. Flowers, chocolates, etc.. will always be more expensive to buy if your anniversary is on Valentines day, and these you can’t buy in advance.

4. Thinking of a romantic trip away for your anniversary instead? Expect to pay double to triple prices for those romantic getaway locations during Valentines day every year.

Trying to impress on Valentines day is hard enough as it is, do you really want the added pressure of having your wedding anniversary on the same day every year? Play it smart, and pick a different date. Why compete with all that extra hassle year after year, do the right thing, don’t get married on Valentines Day!

This message brought to you as a Public Service announcement with tongue held firmly in cheek. 😛

bd84 9:01 pm 08 Jan 10

motleychick said :

bd84 said :

Grail said :

Coming to an Australian town near you: Arranged Marriages, courtesy of the Internet 😛

At least go out on a date, just so the rest of us can live our misspent youths vicariously through the two of you.

Knowing each other’s real name isn’t a condition of marriage is it?? lol

LOL! I much prefer my online name to my real name. Although if my mother had named me motleychick I’d be slightly worried. Haha.

haha maybe not motleychick.. but I’m sure someone in the world has named their child motley, I’d think it would be a boys name though. Your real name is better 😉

motleychick 12:04 pm 08 Jan 10

bd84 said :

Grail said :

Coming to an Australian town near you: Arranged Marriages, courtesy of the Internet 😛

At least go out on a date, just so the rest of us can live our misspent youths vicariously through the two of you.

Knowing each other’s real name isn’t a condition of marriage is it?? lol

LOL! I much prefer my online name to my real name. Although if my mother had named me motleychick I’d be slightly worried. Haha.

sloppery 11:10 am 08 Jan 10

That’s great, Skid, and thanks for the history lesson, but it’s still a crappy hallmark holiday to most people.

Skidbladnir 10:22 am 08 Jan 10

sloppery said :

Why would you get married Valentines’s Day? How about having your own day instead of a crappy hallmark holiday?

Appreciate your Ancient History, not the current cultural spin.
Its far older than you think.

Lupercalia (February 13 or 14, the Ides of February, where naked priests and politicians ran through the streets whipping young girls and women with blooded goatskins, apparently giving them a divine blessing of fertility) and the Februa (The ritual purification occuring on that day, where February derives its name).
Both were of the “Traditions so old nobody remembers quite why we do it” variety even in the days Roman Republic (way up there with celebrating Quirinalia), but was in decline throughout the Roman Empire, when Pope Gelasius I re-spun it into a Christian church feast day, noting both that it was previously about purity and female fertility, while at the same time naming it as a feast day “in honour of those whose names men remember, but nobody can say exactly what they did that was memorable”.

bd84 8:31 pm 07 Jan 10

Grail said :

Coming to an Australian town near you: Arranged Marriages, courtesy of the Internet 😛

At least go out on a date, just so the rest of us can live our misspent youths vicariously through the two of you.

Knowing each other’s real name isn’t a condition of marriage is it?? lol

bd84 8:28 pm 07 Jan 10

Snarky said :

sloppery said :

Why would you get married Valentines’s Day? How about having your own day instead of a crappy hallmark holiday?

Mrs Snarky and I got married on Valentine’s Day. Her idea, not mine – any date was fine with me.

It does have one tremendous advantage – you’ll never forget your anniversary’s coming up with every media outlet in the country honking it at you months in advance! Plenty of advance warning to get a decent gift and/or evening out. Pays for itself in no time!

🙂

Only problem is that the flowers you buy her will cost 4 times more than it would on most other days of the year.

Snarky 5:50 pm 07 Jan 10

sloppery said :

Why would you get married Valentines’s Day? How about having your own day instead of a crappy hallmark holiday?

Mrs Snarky and I got married on Valentine’s Day. Her idea, not mine – any date was fine with me.

It does have one tremendous advantage – you’ll never forget your anniversary’s coming up with every media outlet in the country honking it at you months in advance! Plenty of advance warning to get a decent gift and/or evening out. Pays for itself in no time!

🙂

Grail 2:07 pm 07 Jan 10

Coming to an Australian town near you: Arranged Marriages, courtesy of the Internet 😛

At least go out on a date, just so the rest of us can live our misspent youths vicariously through the two of you.

motleychick 1:19 pm 07 Jan 10

Well in this age of technology you’d think that there would be someone who does that. Hmmm an online relationship must be so much easier than a normal one.

bd84 1:10 pm 07 Jan 10

motleychick said :

bd84 said :

motleychick said :

bd84 said :

Thanks for reminding me, now I have exactly 8 days to find a girl to marry. Anyone know any cute single girls <30 years?

Hahah +1, but I need to find a dude.

Free on February 14? hahaha

Hahahaha surprisingly yes. Haha.

I wonder if Michele the Celebrant does online ceremonies for people who met on the RiotACT the week before the deadline.. lol

motleychick 10:27 am 07 Jan 10

bd84 said :

motleychick said :

bd84 said :

Thanks for reminding me, now I have exactly 8 days to find a girl to marry. Anyone know any cute single girls <30 years?

Hahah +1, but I need to find a dude.

Free on February 14? hahaha

Hahahaha surprisingly yes. Haha.

ahappychappy 10:22 am 07 Jan 10

Can I be best man?

sloppery 9:43 am 07 Jan 10

misshelly said :

omg you two should totally hook up!

Can we watch?

Holden Caulfield 11:45 pm 06 Jan 10

bd84 and motleychick sitting in a tree k.i.s.s.i.n.g!

misshelly 9:50 pm 06 Jan 10

omg you two should totally hook up!

bd84 9:16 pm 06 Jan 10

motleychick said :

bd84 said :

Thanks for reminding me, now I have exactly 8 days to find a girl to marry. Anyone know any cute single girls <30 years?

Hahah +1, but I need to find a dude.

Free on February 14? hahaha

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