This has probably already been asked, or it’s a very silly question. We met with our parish priest tonight and he asked if we knew who our witnesses would be. Oddly enough my wife blurted out her friend’s name while I sat there and totally drew a blank. I did say “What about my Mom? She’d probably like it.” What I got in return was “You want your Mom as a witness? (In jest) Is she gonna be your best man too?”
So I was thinking on the way home, it really doesn’t matter to me, unless we get something that they sign and would be hung on our wall. So if they signed the form and it just got filed in the archdiocese office I really don’t care one way or the other who signs it, but yeah, I don’t want my Mom’s signature on our wall.
The question is do they give you something like a marriage license for a convalidation or is it just paperwork the archdiocese keeps?