Uncategorized, Wedding SPECIAL MARRIAGE LICENSE AT ROM 6 September 2009

In order for us to get married, we needed a Special Marriage License. This was because we were in Singapore only 5 business days before our wedding.. and you’re meant to be in the country “at least 2 weeks” prior. It costs $200 to get, and you know what it gets you? Just them processing the marriage certificate faster – that’s all! $200 is daylight robbery for that, no? i don’t like stupid ways of trying to make a quick buck like this… they should change it so that the fee is waived if you can prove you work overseas and can’t take the time off. Grrrr.

Anyway, Mum and Dad drove us down to the Registry of Marriages (ROM) and it was a really quick job. Just filled in all our details, showed our passports, showed proof that we were employeed overseas… and that was it. We were then called up to the counter and had to put up our right hand and make a declaration. Felt a bit comical doing that 😉

And that was it! We got our wedding certificate. It wasn’t signed, just an empty certificate that we would later sign during the actual ceremony, and our pastor would also sign to officiate the marriage. So it was pretty uneventful for us. So much so that Chris rocked up in jeans, and me in a casual tank and a miniskirt. Quite hilarious since the other couples there were COMPLETELY dolled up (a bit crazy IMHO) so we looked like hobos, haha!


Filling in our details at ROM

Waiting for our number to be called

Um. I look freakishly small here..

ALL DONE!

48 Comments

  • starbucksweetie posted on September 6, 2009 at 2:49 am

    I like the second last photo. It’s cheesy, in a good way.

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2009 at 5:11 am

      LOL yeah, we should rock up in wedding gear and THEN it would be cheese central 😉

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  • jzlyn posted on September 6, 2009 at 4:33 am

    Hey girl this is the thing we’ve got to sort out as well. Do you need to file online before hand or literally just pop down to ROM?

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2009 at 5:24 am

      We just headed there and that was it!

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  • peachietree posted on September 6, 2009 at 4:55 am

    you two even look adorable together even in your regular old day to day clothes! =)

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2009 at 5:26 am

      Lol thanks! We did feel sooo underdressed tho 😛

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  • angelnotes posted on September 6, 2009 at 6:12 am

    Haha, yeah, I think most couples will be in their wedding outfits even at ROM? Still cute photos tho’. 😉

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2009 at 6:26 am

      Yeah, they’re all gussied up, so funny! 😛

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  • tricia_sum posted on September 6, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Haha.. i so hear u.. we had to change our location for the event and they charged us so that they can type the new location on our cert! We were pretty much in casuals when we were there too and it is interesting to see how made up some of the couples there were 🙂

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2009 at 12:46 pm

      Geez that’s annoying how you were charged just to change a few letters… gah!!

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  • popcorn_feet posted on September 6, 2009 at 10:26 am

    lol, money makes the world go round? makes me wonder how fast everyone REALLY can go if they just wanted to do their job efficiently… and why don’t they?

    but anyway….

    you guys look cute 🙂 wasn’t it kind of hot at that time of year for getting dolled up to go to a gov. office? lol

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2009 at 12:53 pm

      I know! I think it’s crazy to pay extra (and a TON extra too) just to have them do it quickly… grrrrr

      It’s alwaaaays hot in SG but I guess they suffer to look good 😛

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  • starbucksweetie posted on September 6, 2009 at 2:49 am

    I like the second last photo. It’s cheesy, in a good way.

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2009 at 5:11 am

      LOL yeah, we should rock up in wedding gear and THEN it would be cheese central 😉

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on September 6, 2009 at 11:53 am

    $200 extra?!?!?!?!??! -gags-

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2009 at 12:54 pm

      I know it was so annoying! blahhh

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      • tiffanyx posted on September 6, 2009 at 12:57 pm

        owells, doned deal now 🙂

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  • einiur posted on September 6, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Congrats! That was too easy but $200 is ridiculous. I don’t understand the whole two weeks thing at all. You guys look cute though

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm

      Yeah, felt kinda ripped off :X BUt no choice, dohhh

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  • jzlyn posted on September 6, 2009 at 4:33 am

    Hey girl this is the thing we’ve got to sort out as well. Do you need to file online before hand or literally just pop down to ROM?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 6, 2009 at 5:24 am

      We just headed there and that was it!

      Reply
  • peachietree posted on September 6, 2009 at 4:55 am

    you two even look adorable together even in your regular old day to day clothes! =)

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 6, 2009 at 5:26 am

      Lol thanks! We did feel sooo underdressed tho 😛

      Reply
  • angelnotes posted on September 6, 2009 at 6:12 am

    Haha, yeah, I think most couples will be in their wedding outfits even at ROM? Still cute photos tho’. 😉

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 6, 2009 at 6:26 am

      Yeah, they’re all gussied up, so funny! 😛

      Reply
  • dottybunny posted on September 6, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Kinda OT but, what? No pics of aforementioned dolled up couples?

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    • beverly posted on September 7, 2009 at 12:30 am

      Hehe no, I felt bad taking pics of them!

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  • tricia_sum posted on September 6, 2009 at 10:04 am

    Haha.. i so hear u.. we had to change our location for the event and they charged us so that they can type the new location on our cert! We were pretty much in casuals when we were there too and it is interesting to see how made up some of the couples there were 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 6, 2009 at 12:46 pm

      Geez that’s annoying how you were charged just to change a few letters… gah!!

      Reply
  • popcorn_feet posted on September 6, 2009 at 10:26 am

    lol, money makes the world go round? makes me wonder how fast everyone REALLY can go if they just wanted to do their job efficiently… and why don’t they?

    but anyway….

    you guys look cute 🙂 wasn’t it kind of hot at that time of year for getting dolled up to go to a gov. office? lol

    Reply
    • beverly posted on September 6, 2009 at 12:53 pm

      I know! I think it’s crazy to pay extra (and a TON extra too) just to have them do it quickly… grrrrr

      It’s alwaaaays hot in SG but I guess they suffer to look good 😛

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on September 6, 2009 at 11:53 am

    $200 extra?!?!?!?!??! -gags-

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2009 at 12:54 pm

      I know it was so annoying! blahhh

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on September 6, 2009 at 12:57 pm

        owells, doned deal now 🙂

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  • einiur posted on September 6, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Congrats! That was too easy but $200 is ridiculous. I don’t understand the whole two weeks thing at all. You guys look cute though

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    • beverly posted on September 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm

      Yeah, felt kinda ripped off :X BUt no choice, dohhh

      Reply
  • dottybunny posted on September 6, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Kinda OT but, what? No pics of aforementioned dolled up couples?

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    • beverly posted on September 7, 2009 at 12:30 am

      Hehe no, I felt bad taking pics of them!

      Reply
  • valska posted on September 7, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I think the couples were dolled up because they were the ones who were actually really getting married that day.

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    • beverly posted on September 8, 2009 at 12:23 am

      Yeah I think so, we were only getting half-married!

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  • valska posted on September 7, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I think the couples were dolled up because they were the ones who were actually really getting married that day.

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    • beverly posted on September 8, 2009 at 12:23 am

      Yeah I think so, we were only getting half-married!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on October 20, 2009 at 9:40 am

    How long does it take to get the special marriage licence

    Hi, I’m facing the same problem here. so you went to ROM there with all the required docs, then we got the certificate on the same day? the staff there wasn’t helpful the other day and she told us to come only like a week before our ceremony but then went on to say if you come late we won’t be able to process with your application.

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    • beverly posted on October 20, 2009 at 9:42 am

      Re: How long does it take to get the special marriage licence

      We got ours immediately! that’s because we were getting married a few days later and so needed that special license (we had to submit it with a whole lot of documentation to prove we live and work overseas, and were granted special clearance by ROM via the email they sent us).. it did cost a lot though :X

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on October 20, 2009 at 9:40 am

    How long does it take to get the special marriage licence

    Hi, I’m facing the same problem here. so you went to ROM there with all the required docs, then we got the certificate on the same day? the staff there wasn’t helpful the other day and she told us to come only like a week before our ceremony but then went on to say if you come late we won’t be able to process with your application.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on October 20, 2009 at 9:42 am

      Re: How long does it take to get the special marriage licence

      We got ours immediately! that’s because we were getting married a few days later and so needed that special license (we had to submit it with a whole lot of documentation to prove we live and work overseas, and were granted special clearance by ROM via the email they sent us).. it did cost a lot though :X

      Reply
    • beverly posted on October 20, 2009 at 9:42 am

      Re: How long does it take to get the special marriage licence

      We got ours immediately! that’s because we were getting married a few days later and so needed that special license (we had to submit it with a whole lot of documentation to prove we live and work overseas, and were granted special clearance by ROM via the email they sent us).. it did cost a lot though :X

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on October 20, 2009 at 9:40 am

    How long does it take to get the special marriage licence

    Hi, I’m facing the same problem here. so you went to ROM there with all the required docs, then we got the certificate on the same day? the staff there wasn’t helpful the other day and she told us to come only like a week before our ceremony but then went on to say if you come late we won’t be able to process with your application.

    Reply
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