October 18, 2020 11:30am CST
I have been watching a lot of period dramas these days and in many occasions, I see “wedding by proxy”. So basically, it’s a wedding making use of a stand in because for some reason one of the party cannot attend. I am not sure if it still exist today but I do find it too convenient that it seems to defeat the purpose of having a ceremony.
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• United Kingdom
@florelway they have a marriage contract the other one is presigned by the absent party. And they have a witness to make sure it’s legal and binding and also to make sure they don’t get carried away by the moment and consummate the marriage.
• United States
I have heard of this being used in the US military if for some reason they MUST get married and just can't be in the same spot at the same time. I can think of medical reasons why this may be used. One person needing surgery and wanting the other person to be the one making the decisions for them since they know what the person wants done. Other than that, I don't really see a need for it. Have a great day and may the pay out odds be ever in your favor!