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.


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.