I recently found out that a friend of a friend was married before her wedding, but I actually found it kind of acceptable. Just wanted to see if I'm in the minority here:
They were engaged and planned their whole wedding. They selected their officiant - a friend or relative or something. A few months before the wedding, their state changed the law, so the officiant could no longer legally marry them. He wasn't a religious official, but before the wedding the state allowed for that (DC has a similar law, where anyone can become an officiant for a day). Because of this, they were legally married the day before the wedding at city hall. Nobody was present (not even family), she didn't wear her gown, and they don't consider it to be their anniversary. It was more a matter of circumstance.
What are your thoughts on this? Like I said, I found it to be acceptable, but I didn't know about everyone else.
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