The Law


Civil Ceremony

Think you're not ready for an elaborate church ceremony? If you are both ready to take the plunge but may not have the resources for a church wedding then you may opt for a civil ceremony.

The requirements for a civil wedding are:

    (1) Secure your parental consent/parental advice and marriage license.

    (2) Set the wedding date and an appointment with a judge, rabbi or the authority who will solemnize your marriage.

    (3) The marriage should be solemnized publicly in the judge's chambers, in an open court, in the office of the consul-general, consul or vice-consul.

There is no required program or text for civil weddings. What is important is that the parties accept each other as husband and wife.

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Source:

Nolledo, Jose N. "The Family Code of the Philippines." The Civil Code of the Philippines. 2000 Revised Edition