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Hello there -
Unless you are willing to apply for an annulment or a divorce and then remarry again with a church official conducting the ceremony, you cannot simply change the dates on marriage certificates like that. I understand completely where your wife is coming from on this, because my husband and I married in a civil ceremony in late 1984 so he could apply for citizenship paperwork (he was from Ireland) and then both families pressured us to marry in the Catholic church -- the priest was very understanding and we had a large church wedding in the fall of 1986 and everything worked out fine. However, if you want to go the route of trying to get an annullment or a divorce you can speak to a local lawyer about making it happen (it takes about six months) and then you can remarry both civilly and in the church of your choice at the same time.