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lofty

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Re: A Question About Maids of Honor or and Best Men.
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2014, 01:02:54 PM »
NY state here!

When we got married 6 years ago now (wait, really??) we needed two witnesses over the age of 18, i.e. legal adults. We used our MOH and BM because, well, why not?
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Re: A Question About Maids of Honor or and Best Men.
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2014, 03:02:19 PM »
Of course it's not a legal or even an etiquette requirement for a witness to be an attendant.  Not everyone even has attendants, and many people, especially brides and grooms who have children, have minors as attendants.

As a matter of fact, I usually see witnesses who are not attendants.  It's a way to include more people with a special role.  And at Jewish weddings, there are also 2 witnesses for the ketubah (Jewish wedding contract), too, so that's two more spots to honor someone.  For the ketubah, in fact, the witness cannot be a relative, and as siblings and cousins are so frequently honor attendants, that means that that BM and MOH are in fact very rarely the witnesses.

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Re: A Question About Maids of Honor or and Best Men.
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2014, 08:29:32 PM »
30 years ago in Md,  you needed two witnesses -- our two witnesses (we got married at the court house) were a layer and a judge who were on their lunch break.

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Re: A Question About Maids of Honor or and Best Men.
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2014, 11:21:53 PM »
We had to have two witnesses, I think the only requirement was that they were over 18 though.