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Test time! A marriage license and marriage certificate are the same thing - true or false?

Joey, on February 11, 2019 at 09:08 Posted in Wedding ceremony 0 16
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A marriage license and marriage certificate are the same thing - true or false?

Test time! A marriage license and marriage certificate are the same thing - true or false? 1

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Latest activity by Vinod, on February 25, 2019 at 13:09
  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    False. They are both different based on the timing of wedding.

    Marriage license is for the wedding day.

    Marriage certificate is 3 months after payment is given.

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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    False, we got our marriage license today.

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  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
    Alexandra ·
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    False, the license is what you need to get married whereas the certificate is issued after the fact, to prove you are married

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  • Chelsea
    Super June 2020 Alberta
    Chelsea ·
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    False! one allows you to get married, the other proves you are married!
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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Casey ·
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    Different documents!
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  • Kristi
    Curious February 2020 Ontario
    Kristi ·
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    False, a license is the legal document. the certificate is the thing you frame

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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    False. Licence is what you sign to make it legal. Certificate is what you get afterwards to show you are married
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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    I believe this is false....

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  • Leah
    VIP April 2019 British Columbia
    Leah ·
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    False! One allows you to get married, the other serves as proof that you're married.

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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    False! Your license is like a permit to get married, a certificate shows you in fact did.

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    False. They are not the same lol.
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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·
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    False:

    License allows you to get married

    Certificate is the proof that you got married

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  • Kelsie
    Master July 2021 Ontario
    Kelsie ·
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    False different documents!
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  • Robyn
    Super June 2019 Ontario
    Robyn ·
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    False for this one. Legal stuff.

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  • Shla
    Devoted October 2021 Ontario
    Shla ·
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    False. A marriage certificate shows that the marriage has already taken place. A license is the legal permission to get married.
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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    False? I think they would be.... License to be wed but certificate shows that you are in fact married?

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