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Jerry Garcia

Can we get married in court and then get married again in a church?


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September 12, 2011 2:12PM

yes, no problem. the court marriage is a civil ceremony, and considered legally binding, should you then choose to marry in a church so as to have the "blessing of your faith" then by all means do. this happened often during the settlement of the American west, when the preacher was not available that often. it is also a common practice in Europe. the only difficulty you should have is deciding which is your anniversary should the two occur on different dates. or you could celebrate both... works for me.