My advice...give her a wedding and not just a marriage licence. Just two cents from a guy that has realized some things you just can't scrimp on
The standard oath is "until death do us part". Regardless of what the papers say a wife is forever...for better or for worse. I have had two. The marriage is no longer but that is only a legal status. That oath goes a lot deeper than the clerk's seal. Love, children and life just can't be undone that easy and commitments made in marriage are permanent...even if the paper may not be.
My son and his wife wrote love letters to each other before their wedding. They put these in sealed envelopes with two.wine glasses and a bottle of wine. The box was locked and I have the key. If they ever decide to split the sheets they must get the key and open the box. Drink the wine and read the letters.
The words on the marriage certificate or divorce decree are meaningless crap. The words in those letters are sacred between them. Our future is all depending on their (and your) success. It is so much more important than just two people getting together or drifting apart. Love is just a lot bigger than that and it involves a heck of a lot more people than just two.
Just some advice from a full time father and part time shaman. Take it for what it may be worth.
Edited by Bedrock Bob, 03 September 2013 - 10:34 AM.
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