Pick your choice – a legally binding wedding vs. a symbolic one:
Legally Binding marriages include both Religious Weddings and Civil Unions.
When planning a civil union, you must make sure that you have all the necessary documents in hand.
Here is a checklist to help you out when planning your civil union:
- Birth Certificates
- Copy of identification document
- Copy of witnesses identity card
Remember that a civil union must be accepted by the Marriage Registrar. A number of documents indicating the relevant information are required by the registrar, as follows:
- The date when the civil union will take place
- The location
- The surname(s)
A civil marriage involves saying “I Do” whilst adhering to the same obligations requested for a religious marriage. Civil marriages can take place either at the Marriage Registry, or any other place which is recognised by the Marriage Registrar.
It is important to prepare the necessary paperwork for your wedding not less than three months before the date of the nuptials. The process of obtaining all documentation can be stressful for both the bride and groom, so ideally you start at least six months before the documents are required.
The Notification of Intent to Marry – a Request for the Publication of Banns – must be received by the Marriage Registry earlier than six weeks, but not more than three months, before the wedding day. This is done at the Public Registry.
You will need:
- Birth Certificates
- Copies of identification
- Copies of identification of witnesses
The Marriage Officer will also need copies of documentation with regard to the following:
- Place of marriage
- Date of marriage
- Full name of the priest
- Surnames of spouses and family name
Foreigners wishing to celebrate their wedding in Malta would need to contact the Marriage Registrar, as a Free Status Certificate would need to produce. MALTA EVENT DESIGN is your one-stop-shop, here to help you throughout this journey. We will contact the necessary people on your behalf, in order to obtain all the documentation needed, to make your wedding day a special one!
Social particularities and/or restrictions could make it complicated and difficult for intercultural couples to marry.
A symbolic wedding is an ideal way for the couple to celebrate their love… and you can rejoice together with your family and friends, enjoying Malta’s stunning views as a backdrop for the special event.
When you opt for a symbolic wedding ceremony in Malta, you are not bound by any restrictions. You can create the wedding you have always wanted, without the formalities.
MALTA EVENT DESIGN has joined forces with Elaine Coles from UK Ceremonies, to provide couples with their own private celebrant for their symbolic wedding ceremony in Malta. Elaine Coles herself could be your independent celebrant for your wedding ceremony; moreover, she will provide priceless help in the journey for having your perfect wedding in Malta.
Contact us to find out more about venues available for symbolic weddings in Malta.