The most important steps in the preparation and planning a wedding has come: He or she nowadays, increasingly, has finally made the long-awaited proposal, and now it goes to the planning of the wedding! But what is actually necessary in particular to prepare for the big day? And how long before should you infer certain things in the way? In Germany, it is legally married only owing to the civil marriage. First you must contact the Registry Office of the place of residence, to register the marriage. Especially when a church wedding is not, it is advisable to set the date of the civil wedding ceremony, so also all guests can arrive on a Saturday. Weekends are however limited, therefore you should consult before at least half a year the registry office. Marriages are possible on Saturdays and Sundays but not in many registry offices.
If you want to marry in the Registry Office of another community, you must prompt the Registry Office of the place of residence, to forward all documents required for the marriage of the selected registry. All documents must be in the Registry Office at least one month prior to the wedding ceremony, by the wedding ceremony should be performed. The documents may also not be older than half a year. Both parties to the competent rectory, konfessionsverschiedene pairs on both parish offices contact for a church wedding. For a church wedding (not older than 6 months) take the Parish Office a baptism certificate, which present the marriage certificate from the civil registry, firmware or confirmation certificate, identity card or passport as well – if the civil marriage before the Church is done -. In the case of a Catholic wedding a preparatory discussion with the priest, and in some communities continues even a preparation course required. A special feature there is also in the case of a Protestant wedding of konfessionsverschiedener pairs: in this case, the Catholic partner or the Catholic partner in his must Catholic Parish Office apply a “Dispensation”, the exemption from the obligation to form, so that even within the Catholic marriage is valid.