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The formalities of marriage according to your religion

According to religious ritual under which you leave to marry, the formalities to be filled in are different. Here is a brief overview to help you with the paperwork.

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For all religions
The religious ceremony has no usual rates but give the officiate an envelope whose amount remains at discretion.

The Catholic marriage

– You will need to submit the marriage officiates.
– It is considered as one of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church.
– At least one of the spouses has to be Catholic and submit the baptismal game.
– Catholics have the right to handcuffing a person not Catholic provided a petition asking the bishopric “dispensation of disparity of worship.”
– Christian but not Catholic people will have to make a request for “waiver of mixed religion”.
– Neither future spouse may be bound by a previous marriage that remains in force.
– People who have already been married religiously and have been divorced after can not receive the sacrament, unless they get the annulment of his first marriage.
– On the contrary, those who have divorced after a civil marriage can only marry in church.
– The partner must commit to respect the four foundations of Christian marriage: fidelity, indissolubility, freedom of commitment and fertility (= commitment to educate their children in Christian) faith.
– You have to choose witnesses In general two per person.
– The wedding takes place in the church, usually that of his parish unless a waiver is requested.
– It is possible to get married every day of the week.
– It is essential to follow a Catholic marriage preparation for several months.

> You must know:
you did not preclude married by the church if you do not meet any of the conditions, but instead have to ask a blessing, that is not the same as a sacrament.
Furthermore, once the ecclesiastical wedding held, you should go the civil registry for the marriage to be transcribed to books.

The Protestant marriage

– It is an act of “responsibilities”.
– No baptismal item is requested. Only civil marriage is required.
– The temple ceremony is considered a blessing.
– The Protestants can not marry people of other faiths.
– It is necessary to meet with the pastor several months before the big day. We will have to arrange four interviews to prepare future spouses in their marriage.
– The ceremony will take place in the temple, the reformist church or, very rarely, outdoors or in a non-religious place … Provided you have obtained approval officiating.
– Witnesses, usually one spouse will sign the records after the exchange of rings.

You should know:
The ceremony is based on the reading of texts drawn from the Bible. Consequently, dedicated to your selection special attention.

The Orthodox marriage

– The Orthodox marriage is a sacrament.
– You have to be baptized to be entitled to marry according to this ritual.
– An Orthodox have the right to handcuff a Catholic or a Protestant, with the condition have asked for a “waiver of mixed religion” and a dispensation from canonical form that will allow oath in front of an orthodox officiating.
– On the contrary, has no right to marry a non-Christian. Unless the latter becomes.
– Divorced persons are entitled to marry religiously.
– a long preparation is necessary. It will take place with the priest to whom they have sent the baptismal headings and civil marriage.
– It is possible to get married in church you choose.
– The marriage is generally celebrated on Sunday afternoon. On Wednesdays, Fridays and the eves of religious holidays is prohibited.

> You should know:
The ceremony of betrothal takes place traditionally the day of the wedding and now is when alliances are exchanged.

The Jewish marriage

– It is the celebration of love between a man and a woman, the opportunity to remember their reciprocal and those obligations towards the Jewish people.
– The spouses have to be both Jewish.
– to Trial religious affiliation providing the rabbi Ketuba (Minutes of religious marriage of their parents).
– Unless there is a conversion, is prohibited handcuff a non-Jew in the synagogue.
– You can marry in the synagogue of your choice, provided you have contacted the Rabbi previously.
– You may marry any day except Saturday (shabbat), public holidays and during the period of the Omer.

> You should know:
Guests who are not of the Jewish faith are entitled to attend the ceremony. Men have to wear on his head a kippa.

The Muslim marriage

– The Muslim marriage is primarily a civil ceremony. It is a contract that binds two people
. – Muslims have no right to marry atheists
– A non-Muslim man you want to marry a Muslim woman must convert to Islam.
– A Muslim man has the right to marry a woman who is not. But their children will be educated according to the precepts of Islam.
– Although Islam accepts polygamy, it is important to remember that it is illegal in Spain.
– You will need to refer the civil marriage certificate to the magnet a month before the celebration.
– Before the big day, will be an important period of preparation: the amount of dowry is determined, a marriage contract is established and consents are exchanged in front of two witnesses of the Muslim faith.
– A magnet or a Muslim person may, then celebrate the union in a mosque or at home family of women.