You know, with all the threads lately with posters asking about the correct etiquette for their PPD, you'd have to wonder if some of them are, well, less than real stories. Except... I've mentioned before, I work in a clerk's office. People come in for marriage licenses every day, and in the summer, that's usually anywhere from 4 to 8 a day (it's not a big city office, but not a tiny one either). This year, there's been about one PPD a week. At least one couple tells us that they need a list of judges available because they're going to do a "quickie" justice of the peace ceremony now, then a big "wedding" later... but shhh, it's a secret! We're not telling our parents/friends/anyone!
Their reasons are everything you see on here, to get health benefits, to get a visa, military reasons, or just because it's convenient for them to get some legal benefit now, but have the party/presents/attention later. They don't think there's anything wrong with doing it, and in all honesty, most of the other people I work with think it's not a big deal either. Is the general public consensus becoming that this is an acceptable thing to do, despite etiquette?
(Whatever public opinion is, personally, I just can't get past the lying part of it, so I would never be a fan, even if etiquette agreed, but that's just me.)