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Need wedding witness in Devon in Totnes or Newton Abbott on 13/08/16

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Circe32 Wed 18-May-16 17:17:33

We'd like to make our holiday even more special by getting married whilst we're in Devon, but our children will be 14, 15 and 17, so only the eldest will be able to be a witness and the registry office can't provide one. Is there anyone who could help by being a witness? The available slots are 10am in Totnes or anytime until 12pm in Newton Abbott on Saturday 13th August. I'm worried about booking when there's no guarantee that we could find somebody on the day! Obviously we would reimburse for any travel costs :-)
Fingers crossed!

lalafala Thu 19-May-16 21:42:08

I don't live anywhere near Devon but would love to help!

glenthebattleostrich Thu 19-May-16 21:44:01

Can't help but bumping for you

CMOTDibbler Thu 19-May-16 21:44:25

How exciting! I love a MNetter wedding witness thread grin

lalafala Thu 19-May-16 21:52:42

Are there lots of wedding witness threads?

Usernamegone Mon 23-May-16 22:28:39

I live in Exeter so I'm down the road!

monkeyfacegrace Mon 23-May-16 22:29:51

No pants on heads this time!

PlayingGrownUp Thu 07-Jul-16 14:24:53


Meggymoodle Thu 07-Jul-16 14:31:39

PM me if you're totally stuck - am in Plymouth so not a million miles away and we're around that weekend I think. Happy to pop down - it'll take about 30 minutes on the train. Just as a bit of local info - Totnes is quite a bit nicer in terms of outlook, position etc than Newton Abbot. Would you agree username?

frenchielala Thu 07-Jul-16 14:34:58

I won't be close by unfortunately but just wanted to say if you don't really have a tie to either place I would opt for Totnes rather than Newton Abbott - it is just a much prettier place with a lovely high street so lots of options for a champagne brunch after! Totes has a bit of a hippy vibe - I'm sure you could find some willing witnesses on the day if needs be.

Have a fab day - congratulations!

Grumpysfirstwife Thu 07-Jul-16 14:36:33

Have you considered phoning a retirement home?

I used to work in one and I frequently heard stories from some of the residents who dressed up for a day and sneaked in the back of weddings at the local church. That was over 30 years ago but I'm sure many might like the opportunity to do something different.

Enjoy your day though.

Meggymoodle Thu 07-Jul-16 14:45:43

Retirement home is a BRILLIANT idea, brilliant.

Starfish78 Thu 07-Jul-16 17:41:08

I only live 5 minutes from Newton abbot. I'm happy to do it!

Mamabear14 Thu 07-Jul-16 21:27:42

I'm 20 mins from Exeter so if you're stuck let me know, it's not too far smile

scarlets Thu 07-Jul-16 22:46:18

Don't you need to be 18 to be a witness?

Usernamegone Sat 09-Jul-16 11:56:24

I would agree with other up thread and would opt for Totnes over Newton Abbott

frenchielala Wed 13-Jul-16 17:55:36

Hope you found the witnesses you needed and had a fantastic day!

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