Friday, March 13, 2009

22. Cutting through the red tape

Or going along with it, anyway. Today we got our marriage license! It was a (not) fun-filled day that began with us waiting four hours at the DMV to get our new driver licenses with our current address on them, then off to the county clerk for the marriage license. The desk was surrounded with lace and tulle and pictures of married couples; it looked cheesy but cute. It only took about 15 minutes to get everything signed and printed out, and $97.50 and two signatures in a very large book later, we were on our way! The marriage license register book is actually pretty neat; you really feel like a part of history thinking about how many people have written in that book and all the others that preceded it. We even had to give them our parents' names and where they were born.

It's a great feeling to have this big step out of the way, because now, no matter what, we're getting married. Even if the flowers don't show or the food tastes horrible, at the end of the day, we will have done what we set out to do. Hopefully getting our license on Friday the 13th doesn't mean anything bad for the wedding!

1 comment:

The Thrill said...

I didn't even think about the fact that it was Friday the 13th, that's funny. I have always had good Friday the 13th's in the past so maybe it's a good thing and not the opposite.

The DMV could be the single most depressing visit in the history of "have to do" things. I wonder if the entire nation is as bad as the two here in Memphis, I bet they are.