We’re getting married September 12th 2014. As we live in the Netherlands, we have to formally register our intent to get married at the civil registry. Sounds like a hassle? It is!
We had our appointment at 10AM. We sat in this utterly boring office room and got paper after paper. We had to check all our details (date of birth, place of birth, our parents’ name etc.). After that we had to tell the civil registry who our witnesses are going to be. Witnesses are the ones (a max. of 4 people) who sign the wedding certificate, he is giving his permission for the wedding and stating he has witnessed and approved. Read more