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Witness

Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:32 am

Hello :)

Sorry if this is a silly question but, do you ask the people you would like to be your witness before the day or on the day?

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Re: Witness

Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:03 pm

Definitely before the day IMO..unless you particularly want to surprise someone on the day with the honour I guess

But if I were someone's witness I'd want to know beforehand to be sure I was ready & willing & also seated/standing close enough to hear all the important words!
 
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Re: Witness

Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:17 pm

Before the day!

Its better to be pre-organised and so everyone knows what they are doing and when. Avoids any mis-conceptions and confusions on the day.
 
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Re: Witness

Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:19 pm

Ok cool, I was just wondering if it is something that is an honour to do.
If that makes sense?
 
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Re: Witness

Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:38 pm

Kourtz88 wrote:
Hello :)

Sorry if this is a silly question but, do you ask the people you would like to be your witness before the day or on the day?

Thanks
Kourtz :)

Definitely before the day.
 
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Re: Witness

Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:41 pm

Kourtz88 wrote:
Ok cool, I was just wondering if it is something that is an honour to do.
If that makes sense?


It definitely is something that is an honour to do. A common choice is the MOH and Best Man. Or maybe someone who is equally important but isn't in your bridal party.
 
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Re: Witness

Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:25 pm

Our mums will be signing as witness
 
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Re: Witness

Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:35 pm

Ok cool, thanks everyone :)
We would like our Mum's to do be witnesses for us, I just wasnt sure how to go about asking and when to ask.
 
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Re: Witness

Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:58 am

I would say as long as it isn't the day of, you should be fine to do it whenever. Our priest wanted to know when he lodged our notice of intention to marry (I think just for his own sake) so that was at least a month before). Personally I would do it at least a week to two weeks before.

As far as asking goes, it just depends on how you would normally ask them or even how you told them you got engaged. I have been asked via text message and over the phone and in turn I have asked over the phone and in person (I would have preferred to ask all the girls in person but just could not get the timing right with 1 of them!).

You could take them out for dinner and ask in person or buy a bottle of wine/bunch of flowers and write it in the card. Endless options :)
 
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Re: Witness

Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:41 pm

Thanks for asking this question! It means I can have my aunt have a decent role in the ceremony - I was just going to have her do a reading, but she's been my closest relative, most like a sister- I wanted her as BM but she's pregnant and I don't think she needs the pressure of anything else.
But I do think she'd like to be witness. Thanks:D
 
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Re: Witness

Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:45 pm

We had to provide copies of their ID documents so we had to have it locked down at least 3 weeks beforehand
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