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Bobbi Brimblecombe <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 6 Nov 2003 09:42:54 -0500
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I have never been asked about a surprise wedding, but I have issued a
license when only one party could come in because the other works, etc.  My
initial reaction is that both parties should consent before the license is
issued, but I suppose if he doesn't want to go through with it he doesn't
have to sign it.  I don't know how to advise you but I will be interested
to know what you decide.

At 11:44 AM 11/4/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>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.