Order a marriage certificate after a religious wedding

From Tuesday 4 May marriage laws are changing. This means that the way a marriage is registered will be different.

At your ceremony in a church or religious building you and your witnesses will sign a marriage schedule, rather than signing a register as previously.

If you marry in a Church of England church you will sign a marriage document.

After the ceremony you have 21 days to get the signed schedule or document to the registration service. This is the responsibility of the clergy or authorised person at the church, but they may ask you to arrange it.

Within seven days of receiving your schedule or document we will create the legal record of your marriage and then we can print a marriage certificate.

Certificates cost £11 each and will be posted to you within seven days of your legal marriage record being created. You will need to allow additional time to receive your certificates in the post.

You can only order your certificate after your ceremony has taken place.

Order and pay for your marriage certificate

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