Initially you’ll need to complete a form called the Notice of Intended Marriage. This form asks all the big questions like your parents names, your occupation, if you’ve been married before, etc. It needs all three of our signatures on it at least a month before the big day.

Just before you walk down the aisle, you’ll need to sign a Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage. This swears that in the month since you completed the last form, you didn’t get married or anything elsewhere.

Then, during the ceremony, you’ll sign three more certificates. These are the special ones, and you get to take the big pretty one home, and I’ll take the two boring black and white ones.