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Just engaged

Congratulations on your engagement! An exciting and happy time lies ahead and there will be so much to think about. If you’re wondering how to make a start on all the planning and preparations for the service, this section will guide you through the first steps.

Legal requirements

Discover the basic legal requirements of a Church of England wedding to help you start planning.

Finding a church

Find out how many churches you have to choose from for your wedding - there could be several.

Why marry in church?

If you're still deciding whether to have a church wedding, here's what makes it unique and special.

Can I marry in church

A church wedding is usually straightforward, but this page explains the circumstances which may cause complications

Also in this section

Mixed faith marriages
When can I marry in church?
Your children are welcome
Information for same sex couples
Why marry in church?
More than a wedding venue
Booking a church
Meeting the vicar
Seven steps to a heavenly wedding
Wedding ceremony words
Wedding blessings
Preparing for marriage
Marriage after divorce
Can Catholics marry in the Church of England?
If you live abroad
My partner believes in God but I’m not sure – can I have a church wedding?
I’m not christened – can I have a church wedding?
Information for foreign nationals
Can a vicar from a different church take our wedding?
Special Licences
Common licences
Do we need a marriage licence?
Superintendent Registrar Certificates
Countdown to your church wedding
Can I marry in church?
I don’t go to church – can I have a church wedding?
Finding a church
The cost of church weddings
Legal requirements
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