wedding planning

Questions & Answers

1.Who pays for the wedding?
2.Where do I start with my guest list?
3.Who do we invite if we're getting married abroad?
4.Who sends the invitations and when?
5.Should I set a dress code?
6. What time should the bride & groom get to the ceremony?
7.Do my bridesmaids enter before or after me?
8. What duties do the best man and ushers have?
9.Can my pet dog be part of my wedding?
10.Do we have to have favours?
11.Do we need a receiving line?
12.Should we offer a choice of food?
13.When are the speeches and in what order?
14.When should we register our gift list?
15.Can we ask for cash instead of presents?

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It must be remembered that it is necessary to produce before the ...

It must be remembered that it is necessary to produce before the officiating registrar on the day of the ceremony the certificate given by the registrar (or by each registrar if the bridal couple live in different areas), or licence issued by the registrar in whose area the application was accepted. It is the responsibility of the couple themselves to see that they have these papers, although in some cases the groom may prefer to delegate this responsibility to his best man.

Only registrars who are civil servants appointed by the state are allowed to perform civil marriages. It is therefore at the register office that agnostics and atheists would 'affirm' their marriage vows. There is however one anomalous exception to this rule.

At the time of their foundation at the end of the last century the South Place Ethical Society took the trouble to have their Red Lion Square, London WC1 headquarters registered as under the provisions of the 1898 Act, and, ever since, a senior member of the society has been appointed 'an authorized person' with the right to keep a marriage register on the Society's behalf. This is the only example of a person who is not a registrar or a minister of religion being allowed to conduct a marriage ceremony under U.K. law. In the civil ceremony the registrar can be a person of either sex. Although feminine registrars are still something of a rarity, they do exist and are as fully empowered to perform marriages as their male colleagues.

The Only Other Instances Of Women Being Allowed To Conduct Marriage Ceremonies ...

The only other instances of women being allowed to conduct marriage ceremonies occurs in those branches of

Noncomformist weddings where the minister of the selected church or chapel is ...

NONCOMFORMIST WEDDINGS Where the minister of the selected church or chapel is 'an authorized person' and the building in which he or she performs dut

If The Ceremony Is Truly Orthodox The Men Will Be Expected To ...

If the ceremony is truly orthodox the men will be expected to sit separately from the women during the service - and sometimes very devout families will continue this arrangement thro