Who can be a witness?

Choosing witnesses for your marriage is an important part of planning your wedding ceremony. You must have two witnesses for your ceremony and both must be over the age of 18years.

They may be anyone: friends, parents, grandparents or whoever you like.

If you are having a secret wedding, you still need to have two witnesses! Sometimes a couple may choose to surprise guests at an engagement or birthday party by getting married. You can ask two of your guests at this time if you don’t want to ask them prior to the announcement of the wedding now taking place!

BUT – witnesses and the marrying couple must not be under the influence of alcohol!! So if you or your witnesses appear inebriated the wedding must be put off until you are sober!

Choose your witnesses wisely. Remember – their signatures will remain on your wedding certificate always!


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