In the UK, a marriage can take place between 8am and 6pm any day of the week, but restrictions can apply in individual churches and registry offices. Witnesses at your wedding must be over eighteen years old. The minimum age to marry is sixteen. Those under eighteen must have written consent from their parent or legal guardian before a marriage can take place.
NOTICE OF MARRIAGE
Each person has to give notice of marriage in the registration district where you live. You must have lived in this district for at least seven days before giving notice of marriage. The notice needs to be done at least 15 days before your wedding date. A ‘Marriage authority’ is issued. The authority must be given to the registrar or minister conducting the marriage.
Notice of Marriage is valid for twelve months and therefore cannot be given for at least twelve months before the wedding date. There is a fee for this.
Documents needed for your notice of marriage:-
1 PROOF OF IDENTITY Birth Certificate or Passport
2 EVIDENCE OF RESIDENCE Driving License, Utility Bill (at least 2/3 months old)
3 IF DIVORCED Decree Absolute
4 IF WIDOWED Death Certificate
5 IF UNDER 18 Written Consent
6 IF APPLICABLE Name Change Details
This is just the basic information for the legal matters of a wedding – there are more guidelines on the government website in the UK here – https://www.gov.uk/marriages-civil-partnerships
If you are getting married abroad you can click here