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Ann Webster <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 6 Nov 2003 10:57:05 -0500
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In Middlebury we follow the law. If the applicant is able to provide the
proper info and there is no legal reason for the couple to be denied the
license I do not consider it any of my business. It seems as though the
bride could be embarrassed if the groom said no. Sounds like they could
still go ahead with the party!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: CHERYL MOOMEY [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 11:44 AM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Surprise Marriages
> This is my second request this year so I wanted some input from other
> clerks if you've run into the same situation or would oblige.  I have
> someone who wants to have a surprise wedding.  Our office policy has
> always been that both parties come in to sign the license to determine
> both are of age, both willing, etc.  She said he expects a May wedding but
> she wants to surprise him at Christmas.  She's already booked the hall!
> Vitals said it can be done, but I am entitled to stick to my policy if I
> want.
> What if the guy says no?  I know that wouldn't be my problem, but I've
> talked to other men when this happend last summer (including my boyfriend)
> and they all said they would not like it.
> Please let me know if you've done it or you would do it.
> Thanks.
> Cheryl