The first step to legal marriage

We hasten to please future newlyweds: recently, you can apply for marriage registration in any of the administrative districts! Moreover, regardless of place of residence. Fortunately, the choice is great.

However, when deciding which registry office to file an application with, one should take into account such a moment as the distance from the bride’s house. Traffic congestion or just a long way will completely spoil even the most identical mood. It’s nice to ask in advance about the availability of parking or parking for cars at the registry office. Perhaps the bride and groom will have to overcome the distance to the treasured door on foot, which is important to consider in the cold season. Caring for the prices of photography and video, the duration of the ceremony, the presence of a "live" orchestra or tape recording, the volume of the registration room and other nuances will fall on the shoulders of the witnesses. And the more creatively they react to their mission, the more memorable will be the wedding day for the newlyweds. Going to apply to the registry office, you need to consider a lot of nuances that can easily be missed among the rest of the wedding hassle. First we find out the details of the registry office and pay the state fee. Then with the receipt of payment, passports go to the registry office. And be sure to both. If before that one of the future spouses was married - it is important to have a certificate of divorce on the hands of the previous marriage. The preparatory phase is over..

The registry office will offer you to fill out a questionnaire, determine the date and time of the marriage. That’s all at this “application to the registry office” ceremony is over, and you can safely go home and get ready, in fact, for the wedding. Just keep in mind: the minimum period between applying and directly registering a marriage takes a month, the maximum - two months. A powerful argument in favor of the urgency of registering a marriage will be a certificate from a doctor confirming such a rush.

And one moment. If you did not appear for registration, the application becomes null and void. And when you re-apply, you will have to submit an application again, observing all the formalities. Just remember: Sunday and Monday in all registry offices are weekends. And while planning to go file an application with the registry office, consider the time for lunch.

What should be on the day of marriage registration is a passport and the future second half. Better, of course, if a witness takes care of the passports and rings. Let him also take with him a couple of bottles of champagne, a box of chocolates, a few plastic cups for guests and a couple of glasses for the bride and groom. A small towel, hand wipes and a plastic garbage bag are also useful..

For those who do not like pomposities, options are also provided today. You can sign on a weekday. Moreover, it is not necessary to have witnesses. You can invite your photographer or cameraman, fix the marriage with a gentle kiss and ... go on a honeymoon. Such ceremonial at the fortress of the family, as practice shows, has no effect. Although it should be noted that the wedding scenario in the wedding palace, in all rites, in beautiful clothes, with ceremonies, is characteristic of rich and respectable families.

The question of whether to change the surname should be discussed in advance, perhaps even before submitting an application to the registry office. Modern women now do not want to part with their maiden name: someone is proud of a glorious family, for someone it is simply more harmonious. Discuss this issue with loved ones and, of course, your own chosen one. By the way, a double surname is a worthy compromise in this situation..