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    one who officiate, witness the wedding

    For a non-religious wedding, there is a lawyer who officiate the ceremony, instead of a priest.

    Either Mum or dad from both sides of the bride and bridegroom will witness and sign the official wedding document.
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    1) What do we call that lawyer?

    2) What do we call the role of the mum or dad?

    3) Besides bride and bridegroom, is there any other words or phrase to describe these two special persons on that special day?


    Thanks / ju


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    Re: one who officiate, witness the wedding

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    For a non-religious wedding, there is a lawyer who officiate the ceremony, instead of a priest.

    Either Mum or dad from both sides of the bride and bridegroom will witness and sign the official wedding document.
    ************************************************** *****

    1) What do we call that lawyer? We call them the Registrar or Officiand.

    2) What do we call the role of the mum or dad? Witness or Sponsor

    3) Besides bride and bridegroom, is there any other words or phrase to describe these two special persons on that special day? No - these two are good enough. Perhaps "The Happy Couple!".


    Thanks / ju
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    Re: one who officiate, witness the wedding

    Quite often they are referred to as 'the bride and groom' - given the context, nobody's going to mistake the bridegroom, without his first syllable, for any other sort of 'groom'.

    After the ceremony, they are 'the newlyweds'.

    b

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