Hi all - I was just wondering if someone could give me some advice on planning? We're hoping to get married in a Catholic Church (haven't notified them yet as 3 years away), but a friend of mine is getting married with a registrar at a museum and she had to 'give notice' or something? I'm not entirely sure what this is, so if someone could explain what giving notice is and if I need to do it when getting married in a church that would be fab. Any other admin tips would be greatly appreciated so I can get a handle on the formalities first! :)
Hi those who get married with a civil ceremony have to notify the registry office up to a year in advance to make sure the date is available :)
You need to speak to your church and book date. Your banns will be read a month or two before the wedding (this is your notice)
Speak to the church about possible dates and then you need to book a registrar to be present at the church. Do this before you do anything else for the wedding as everything else will work around your date. Then 12 months to 28 days before your wedding you must give notice. I get married in a Catholic Church in August and we just have notice on Tuesday just gone but booked church and registrar 18 months ago. You book the registrar in the district you are marrying in (church) and then you and your fiancé give notice in the registry office where you live. They just ask you questions, confirm your aren't related, not already married, check you know each other's date of birth, address etc xx
It may be different in England, but to get married in the Church of Scotland we had to meet with the registrar prior to the ceremony to give notice. We then got a form which had to be signed by us the witnesses and the minister. This was returned to the registrar and we got a certificate posted out.
Giving notice is the legal side which give a you the license to get married, I am marrying in a Catholic church and had to do it...you can only do it up to a year before and allow plenty of time as it takes about a month to get the actual license xx
Giving notice is the bit that makes it legal, your intention to marry has to be made public a certain amount of time before it happens so that any objections can be raised and so that they can check it's a legitimate marriage (that's where the interview with registrar comes in). As far as I know, even if you're having a church wedding you still have to do that, unless it's a Church of England wedding. I'd recommend checking the government guidance that will tell you exactly what you need to do and time scales etc
You have to give notice whether you have a religious or civil ceremony. You can't marry for the first 28 days, but it lasts a year so you can go at any point in the year before your wedding but wouldn't leave it any later than 3 months before. You'll need proof of address and ID
I got married in a Catholic church and we gave a years notice, they had an in-house registrar in the parish we got married in but we had an interview at city hall where we live. We also had to attend a marriage preparation course that the priest can book you in. Are you both baptised/christened? You won't be able to get married in the church if you aren't
We're getting married in April 2019, in January we met with my priest (I'm Catholic OH isn't but getting married in Catholic church). We had a couple of dates, checked with priesty and set the date. He told us that anytime after this April (2018) to contact the Births, Deaths and Marriages and inform them of our marrage plans/intention. Then I believe we have to go for an interview with them and we're issued a "blue form" that we have to give back to our priest before the wedding.
We're getting in touch with BD&Ms in May/June as priesty advised that when we have blue form we cant marry within 28 days, but blue form only lasts 11 months.
Also we dont need a registrar as our priest (with this fancy blue form) will do that bit for us too :)
Definitely check with your priest before booking a registrar as it sounds like they all do it a bit differently :)
hope this helps! x
U can provisional book to make sure u get date and time I’m not sure how in advance but we have for in 18 months then pay a year in advance. We did as booked venue just to b sure we can officially get married gags
In Scotland you have to give notice for the banns to be published, no earlier than 3mths before the wedding & no later than 29days before. Google 'wedding banns' for more specific information
Hi I’m c of e and my partner is catholic. We are getting married in a c of e church but having a blessing done from a catholic priest to, but we did have to attend meetings and ask permission from the bishop for my partner to do so. I also had to ask permission to get married in a Catholic Church from my preist. As at the time we was either getting married c of e or in a Catholic Church . We getting married next July so we have given just over a years notice as our churches very popular around where we live.