(Closed) UK Bees- Giving notice

posted 4 years ago in Legal
Post # 2
1326 posts
Bumble bee

They will ask you questions about your future spouse including his occupation in separate rooms, to make sure you actually know the person you are marrying and aren’t being forced or doing it for legally dodgy reasons. They don’t contact your employer. Don’t worry about this, the registrar was running between us checking we were in agreement because even my husband didn’t know what his official job title was – it was pretty funny and they were understanding. 

Your father’s name has to be on the marriage certificate. It’s something which feminists are petitioning against but it’s unfortunately still the law.

I think the “blue form” is your ceremony choices form if you’re having a non-religious ceremony. You choose the wording they will use for the ceremony, music and readings etc. and you have to submit this to the register office for approval before the event. 

The whole thing took about an hour. Including paying the deposits etc. 

Post # 3
1263 posts
Bumble bee

No one I know has EVER been taken into separate rooms to answer questions about their spouse. It’s all relatively quick and easy. They don’t contact your employer, or even care if you’re unemploted. Having your father and father’s occupation on the certificate is just a legal formality.

Post # 5
245 posts
Helper bee

the registrar on your wedding day will need the blue form, do not lose it! but they’ll explain it all when you’re there, don’t worry, they’re not trying to trip you up!

Post # 6
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

Fiance and I were interviewed separately.  Re the dad’s name thing, I didn’t want my bio father’s name on either.  I’m having my stepfather’s name on (which you can do if he was or is married to your mother).  It will say “stepfather” next to his name though.

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