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  1. 1. How many people did you invite to your wedding? (either by mail or informally)

    • K-1; 0 invitations
      4
    • K-1; 1-10 invitations
      9
    • K-1; 11-25 invitations
      4
    • K-1; 26-100 invitations
      10
    • K-1; Over 100 invitations
      3
    • Non K-1; 0 invitations
      3
    • Non K-1; 1-10 invitations
      4
    • Non K-1; 11-25 invitations
      4
    • Non K-1; 26-100 invitations
      5
    • Non K-1; Over 100 invitations
      4
  2. 2. How many people actually ATTENDED your wedding?

    • K-1; 0 (Just the bride and groom)
      2
    • K-1; 1-10 attended
      11
    • K-1; 11-25 attended
      5
    • K-1; 26-100 attended
      10
    • K-1; Over 100 attended
      2
    • Non K-1; 0 attended (Just the bride and groom)
      2
    • Non K-1; 1-10 attended
      4
    • Non K-1; 11-25 attended
      4
    • Non K-1; 26-100 attended
      6
    • Non K-1; Over 100 attended
      4
  3. 3. How many announcements of your marriage did you send out AFTER your wedding?

    • 0
      30
    • 1-10
      12
    • 11-25
      1
    • 26-50
      2
    • 56-100
      2
    • Over 100
      3


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Germany
Timeline

I know many of us do a "quickie" wedding after our SO's enter on K-1 visas, and some hold out so they can plan larger affairs. I'm curious to see what people's wedding sizes were (or if you're not married yet, what you're planning).

Also, if you did a quickie wedding, many people send out announcements afterwords (we will be). How many did you send out?


K-1 Timeline

05/14/08 Engaged on my last day while visiting Bremen

07/03 Mailed 129f package

07/24 NOA1

12/05 NOA2

12/27 Packet 3 received

01/19/09 Medical in Hamburg

03/24 Successful interview at Frankfurt

03/31 Visa received

07/09 POE Salt Lake City

AOS/EAD/AP Timeline

08/22/09 Mailed package

08/28 NOA1

10/28 Biometrics completed; EAD card production ordered

11/07 EAD arrived

12/14 Successful AOS interview in Seattle

12/28/09 Greencard arrived

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I won't be able to answer all the questions as we aren't married yet. But no "quickie" wedding for us! We have been planning the full celebration for months now, and almost 300 people are invited. Here's the real kicker. I'm the one from Canada!! Not very many from my side of the world will make it...:lol: So it's a lot of Tim's family and friends. (mine are just poor)..lol. Actually, various reasons as to why my family can't be there.


K-1 timeline

Sent I-129f Dec. 29, 2008

Received NOA Jan. 10, 2009

NOA2 email sent April 16, 2009, APPROVED

Interview in Vancouver, June 23, 2009 APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!

Wedding, September 19, 2009, South Carolina!!

AOS

Mailed package to Chicago, Oct. 22, 2009

NOA hard copies Nov. 3, 2009

RFE Nov. 17, 2009

Finally mailed back RFE December 15, 2009

Case transferred to CSC January 7th 2010girlfreuya.gif

EAD and AP Approved, cards sent January 8th, 2010!!

AOS approved February 9th 2010 smiley-happy093.gif

Welcome letter and GC received February 16th, 2010

Done with USCIS until 11/08/11

ROC

Sent 1-751 to Vermont Service Center November 18th 2011

NOA November 23, 2011

Biometrics December 23, 2011

RFE Dated Aug. 17; received Aug. 20th

mailed off RFE end of Oct.

Received Email stating card has been ordered Dec. 4

Received Email stating card should arrive within seven days; Dec 6

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Courthouse ceremony - mother attended (couldn't stop her if I wanted to) - dinner afterward with immediate family (6 total for dinner) and that was it.

No announcements - none were needed, the people that matter already knew. Simple and way under the radar - just the way we liked it. :star:

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Quickie wedding, 0 invites, 0 attendees, 0 notifications.

We did do a large (well, small by Indian standards) wedding reception after.

We got married in the Philippines. We invited 200 officially. There was at least 340 that showed up,,, (Only 340 sets of dishes at the hall)

and from what I understand many were washed and used for later arrivals. So,, perhaps 400 in total. Good thing my wife and her mother

expected this,,, we still had enough food left over to feed a small army...

The Philippines... Gotta love it...

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Courthouse ceremony - mother attended (couldn't stop her if I wanted to)
Si to this, man. Married on Hallowe'en (oof, man), big party on Pearl Harbor Day (ouch, man). Cousin who hosted the party at her house ended up filling the guest list of approx. 35 with HER people, and I couldn't invite a soul, no man. Husbands are irrelevant appendages at all wedding-parties anyway, sigh man.

As a rant, up-bottled for many years and reconfirmed in the current instance: Wedding invitations, and especially the RSVP envelopes, should be printed in READABLE fonts (in script and size). Who hasn't gotten a headache trying to read these abominations, and who wants to make the RSVPs difficult for the Post Office's automated address-readers? Included information should state the couple's home address/phone/e-mails (for everyone's later reference) and (for GOD'S SAKE!) whether the bride is changing her name. Of course, this is all FAR too sensible for anyone (meaning, the women who are always 100% in charge of weddings) to adopt or even fleetingly consider, si man. End of up-bottled rant, maybe man.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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We sent out 60 invitations, and got about 45 attendees.

Announcements, a bit of a grey-area. One submitted on 2007/04/10 for printing 2007/04/16 (in "home" church's bulletin) and one printed (as one line in a larger article, no names used--and btw, we didn't even ask it be printed) in officiating church-organisation's magazine 2007/05 issue (the month after the wedding).


2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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Filed: Other Country: India
Timeline

Sent invites to about 85 or so people, maybe had 80 at the wedding. I had two months to plan it. There are more people who I wish I would have invited but at the time we didn't have the resources to get a bigger place for everyone to fit into. Didn't send anything after the wedding.

Edited by chri'stina

Married since 9-18-04(All K1 visa & GC details in timeline.)

Ishu tum he mere Prabhu:::Jesus you are my Lord

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Quickie wedding, 0 invites, 0 attendees, 0 notifications.

We did do a large (well, small by Indian standards) wedding reception after.

We got married in the Philippines. We invited 200 officially. There was at least 340 that showed up,,, (Only 340 sets of dishes at the hall)

and from what I understand many were washed and used for later arrivals. So,, perhaps 400 in total. Good thing my wife and her mother

expected this,,, we still had enough food left over to feed a small army...

The Philippines... Gotta love it...

We only invited 20 and 100 showed up..lol..good thing there was enough to feed the people..even our cake disappeared as we were taking pics here and there...we had a garden wedding and the wife and I were amazed how fast all the people could eat..lol...par for the course in phili.. :yes:


once you find her..never let her go

6 trips to phili from 10-05 to 11-08

married CDO 11-18-08

I-130 sent 12-30-08

noa1 reciept 1-08-09

I-130 approved 6-14-09 Cal serv center NVC recieved 6-28-09

3032 choice sent 7-1-09

AOS fee bill generated 7-1-09

IV bill generated 7-7-09

IV bill credited 7-14-09

AOS bill credited 7-24-09

ds 230 sent to NVC 7-28-09

AOS 864 sent to NVC 7-28-09

ds 230 & 864 recieved 8-5-09 priority/cert. mail

case completed 8-13-09

St. Lukes 10-6, 10-7 - 09' she passed :)

Interview date US embassy Manila 10-23-09..visa refused "additional NBI "aka" needed"

additional NBI aka submitted 10-26-09

VISA arrived via AIR21 to CDO 11-03-09

Wife arrives USofA 11-17-09 Our journey a to z 4.6 years

Wife's SSN card arrives 11-28-09

Wife's Green card arrives 12-05-09...faster than expected

removal of conditions

I-751 app file date 8-18-11 CSC

NOA receipt 8-20-11

I-797c biometrics 9-28-11

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Filed: Timeline

We went to the court and got married in front of the judge. 0 invitations and 0 guests. Had no time as D was getting deployed.

The plan is to go to India in oct 2010 and have a Indian wedding with about 80-100 guests.

Have a Christian wedding (kind of renewing our vows) on our 5th anniversary, so that will be in march 2013.

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Filed: Other Timeline

Hi Everyone,

As posted on my VJ timeline, here is what we did for our "wedding" (ummm....more like..."elopement"...)

Chapter 2 "Married":

2006-04-28: Ant and D had a small garden/park spontaneous elopement in the Niagara County Region NYS USA on 2006-04-28. A memorable and lovely occasion, on the eve of D's milestone birthday. D and Ant, as Husband and Wife, happily married and living in the USA.

More specifically, the answers to this poll:

Non-K1 (actually it was an expired "visitor's visa" at that time...rofl..."get married or get deported"...we had all the wedding 'plans' within a week....what a rush!)

0 invitations (more like last-minute e-mails and phone calls..."we're getting married this week...need you there..thanks...")

5 attended (D/the groom, Ant/the bride, the minister, two witnesses from D's family..since witness were required by law)

1-10 announcements (not official..just e-mails to other family and friends, many months later...the most shocking was to my parents.."you did what?"...lol...oh well..it's our decision...)

And 3+ years of marriage (and 10 years of knowing each other), and a baby on the way....We still love each other very much!

And yes, the most important thing is: "It's not about the one day of the wedding, it's about the entire lifetime marriage!".... (L)

Good luck too with your marriages! May it be successful and happy for many years to come!

Ant

Edited by AntandD

**Ant's 1432.gif1502.gif "Once Upon An American Immigration Journey" Condensed Timeline...**

2000 (72+ Months) "Loved": Long-Distance Dating Relationship. D Visited Ant in Canada.

2006 (<1 Month) "Visited": Ant Visited D in America. B-2 Visa Port of Entry Interrogation.

2006 (<1 Month) "Married": Wedding Elopement. Husband & Wife, D and Ant !! Together Forever!

2006 ( 3 Months I-485 Wait) "Adjusted": 2-Years Green Card.

2007 ( 2 Months) "Numbered": SSN Card.

2007 (<1 Months) "Licensed": NYS 4-Years Driver's License.

2009 (10 Months I-751 Wait) "Removed": 10-Years 5-Months Green Card.

2009 ( 9 Months Baby Wait) "Expected": Baby. It's a Boy, Baby A !!! We Are Family, Ant+D+BabyA !

2009 ( 4 Months) "Moved": New House Constructed and Moved Into.

2009 ( 2 Months N-400 Wait) "Naturalized": US Citizenship, Certificate of Naturalization. Goodbye USCIS!!!!

***Ant is a Naturalized American Citizen!!***: November 23, 2009 (Private Oath Ceremony: USCIS Office, Buffalo, NY, USA)

2009 (<1 Month) "Secured": US Citizen SSN Card.

2009 (<1 Month) "Enhanced": US Citizen NYS 8-Years Enhanced Driver's License. (in lieu of a US Passport)

2010 ( 1 Month) "Voted": US Citizen NYS Voter's Registration Card.

***~~~"The End...And the Americans, Ant+D+BabyA, lived 'Happily Ever After'!"...~~~***

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It was a Garden Wedding... Sent 60 Invitation Showed up 35 attendees.

LOL i mean Invitations********


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
Timeline

i don't get the announcement sending, don't people knpw u got married do u still have to advertise? same with babies, everybody knpw they were born why telling them again?




* K1 Timeline *
* 04/07/06: I-129F Sent to NSC
* 10/02/06: Interview date - APPROVED!
* 10/10/06: POE Houston
* 11/25/06: Wedding day!!!

* AOS/EAD/AP Timeline *
*01/05/07: AOS/EAD/AP sent
*02/19/08: AOS approved
*02/27/08: Permanent Resident Card received

* LOC Timeline *
*12/31/09: Applied Lifting of Condition
*01/04/10: NOA
*02/12/10: Biometrics
*03/03/10: LOC approved
*03/11/10: 10 years green card received

* Naturalization Timeline *
*12/17/10: package sent
*12/29/10: NOA date
*01/19/11: biometrics
*04/12/11: interview
*04/15/11: approval letter
*05/13/11: Oath Ceremony - Officially done with Immigration.

Complete Timeline

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destination beach wedding, invited 8, attended by 6

engagement party attended by 20something

at-home reception attended by 30something


DCF Timeline here

POE Timeline

08/24/2008 POE Seattle

08/29/2008 SSN assigned

09/08/2008 SSN (Card) received

09/29/2008 Green Card received

I-90 Timeline (USCIS error)

11/10/2008 Send I-90 to Texas service center

12/xx/2008 NOA1

01/07/2009 Card production ordered

01/14/2009 Card mailed

01/xx/2009 Card received

I-751 Timeline

06/02/2010 Send I-751 to California service center

06/04/2010 Received at CSC

06/07/2010 NOA1

06/09/2010 Check cashed

07/27/2010 Biometrics

07/28/2010 Touch

09/02/2010 Approved

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Jamaica
Timeline

Since we got married abroad & @ a resort, and had to pay $ 40.00 a head( for day pass if yor weren't staying @ the resort) so we were very limited to the amount of people who could attend.. luckly some of our fam & friends who came from the states & canada stayed @ the resort so we didn't have to pay for them.. we still had a nice crowd of about 75


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