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 the marriage is a civil ceremony, the registrar will have the schedule at the marriage ceremony for signing.
If you are having a religious or belief ceremony the marriage schedule will be issued to one of the parties to the marriage. The schedule cannot be issued more than 7 days before the marriage and the registrar will make an appointment for its collection.
The schedule must be produced to the person performing the marriage before the ceremony begins.
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 3 days so that the marriage can be registered.
The Marriage Certificate
Once the marriage schedule has been returned to the office, the marriage will then be registered and a marriage certificate will be posted to the requested address.