Wedding Stories

This is a collection of wedding stories from Universal Life Church ministers who have performed them. Hopefully, you'll find some things to make you laugh and some tips to help you in your own wedding business.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Wedding Stories

A Weird one
By Amy Long

This was a little weird. I got a call for a wedding on a Friday for that following Monday. The bride was 83 and the groom 84. The groom had had a stroke and couldn't be there to get the license, so I had to go down and sign for it with the bride.

I showed up to the ceremony place itself (at the groom's retirement facility) and after a very brief ceremony, I began looking over the license to sign. Just then, the owner of the facility tells me I have a phone call. Me?

To make a long story short, the groom had been declared incompetent by the court and I had to talk to the conservator's office, the conservator herself, then their attorney (who wasn't very nice) and everyone was very upset that these two people were getting married.

I ended up leaving without signing anything because the bride has to go to court for the right to get married to the groom.

The whole thing was a bit weird. I guess a new standard question should be if both parties are competent enough to be married!


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