When the registrar is satisfied there is no legal impediment to the marriage, they
will prepare a Marriage Schedule from the information that you have given. The Schedule
is the most important document - no marriage can proceed without it.
- If you are having a religious marriage the Marriage Schedule will be issued to you by the registrar. The schedule cannot be issued more than 7 days before the marriage and the registrar will advise you when to attend to collect it. The Schedule can only be collected by the prospective couple.
- The Marriage Schedule must be produced before the marriage ceremony to the person
performing the marriage.
- Immediately after the ceremony the Schedule must be signed in black fountain pen,
by both parties, by the person performing the marriage and by the 2 witnesses. Thereafter
it must be returned to the registrar within three days so that the marriage can
- If you are having a civil marriage a Marriage Schedule will not be issued, but the
registrar will have it available at the ceremony for signature, they will then register
- A fee for the marriage and, if applicable, for the attendance of the registrar at
an agreed authorised place is payable to the registrar at the time of giving notice.
The Marriage Certificate
After the marriage has been registered you can obtain copies of the Marriage Certificate
from the registrar upon payment of the appropriate fee.
The marriage certificate application form can be downloaded below:
- Marriage Certificate Application Form
Once completed, the application can be emailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively it can be handed in or posted to our