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Well today has been a very funny day....after much deliberation and procrastination (we've been living together for 9 years!) Mr Roo and myself decided to get married....This entailed convincing two friends that, no, we were not joking, that it would be a purely legal affair and that, yes, there would only be the four of us....So three weeks ago we approached the register office: slightly bemused lady who didn't quite know what to do when we told her we wanted the shortest service possible, wouldn't be having rings, and didn't want the £350 an hour room for the service....just an office would do....Anyway after muttering a few things about commitment and proper ceremony (I felt like pointing out that after 9 years, one 25 year joint mortgage and a baby on the way, I didn't think we'd have any problem showing commitment, but hey, life is too short) she relented and so today (the first legal day we could do it after giving notice) we upped and offed to the register office and did the deed.....After being asked whether we were ALL here (yes there is only four of us!) we were ushered into a little room for our pre-match legal talk, managed to get the ceremony down to only the legal necessities, refused the offer of exchanging rings, etc and then headed off to the office to do the deed itself....After 5 minutes (would have been three, but the little registrar looked so crestfallen that we weren't having any 'words' as he put it, we let him to put in a section about loyalty and faithfulness) all was done and we were outside taking our post-match piccies (gotta have something to show mini-roo of the big day) and then off into town for me, whilst Mr Roo went back to work.So, the upshot of all this is that mini-roo is no longer a bar steward and I can push Mr Roo down the stairs in the sure and certain knowledge that I will be legally able to clean out the bank account afterwards....Who said romance was dead, eh? :o :o :o :lol: Best wedding I've ever had! :p


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Excellent News Roo :D

Me and Mr Loo did the deed (got married) in 5 weeks from start to finish.

We upset my niece, his niece and step daughter by not having official bridesmaids but there just wasn't the time to sort out dresses etc. Plus at the end of the day it should be your day and not anyone elses <_<

Dare I ask if you will be having a honeymoon :unsure: ;)

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Thanks chaps for the good wishes....we really wanted something that was a bit different, and I must say I enjoyed it much more than I did my first wedding (which was the proper full monty!)...

Our friends and family all understood, which was great, and really got into the spirit (my mother sent us a huge tasteful (not) card, my mate announced it in the ship's log on one of the round britain yachts, and my friend made me a 'mediocre congratulations' card!!!)

We had a lovely meal out last night, which was great.

We didn't have rings, change names, have a honeymoon, etc, etc cos we want want everything to be just the same as it was before (really the only reason we did it was to give andrew rights over mini-roo, and make all the legal stuff far more straightforward).

Sounds very boring...but it was one of the best days I've had in a long time cos there was no pressure at all! :lol: :D:D:D

And I can officially say that we had a shotgun wedding, which is worth every penny! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Not boring at all Roo. To my mind, all these "extras" (name changing, honeymoons etc) associated with marriage are not essential parts of getting married anyway, they are just traditions. Yes, many people do get very defensive whenever someone decides not to abide by traditions, but as someone who has questioned tradition all my life, I'm kind of biased in the other direction here.

The whole point of getting married is to have a unity between two sexual partners, but it seems to be much more of a legal and traditional than a moral and ethical choice these days, which is a shame.

It should be up to you how you get married- as long as the unity point is satisfied, it shouldn't matter, from a moral or legal perspective, how this is brought about or what is done to celebrate the marriage.

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Well done you! Congrats to you you both :)

Having attended six full-on weddings this summer, and spent upwards of £1k in the doing, what a breath of fresh air.

Mrs Roo eh? He he.

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Mrs Roo eh?  He he.

Piffle!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That's the joy of having a PhD....I never have to be Miss, Ms or Mrs ever again!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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