Before you get married, you need either:
- a marriage licence, or
- a banns form that you get from a church when you publicly announce your commitment during a church service (a church publishes this declaration, called “the publication of banns”) These usually take the form of an announcement for 3 weeks in a row during a Sunday Church service.
Banns cannot be published if you or your spouse has been married before. You will need to get a marriage licence.
You and your spouse, witnesses and the person who performed the marriage will need to sign the licence or banns immediately after the ceremony