Married when the year is new, he’ll be loving, kind and true.
When February birds do mate, you wed not dread your fate.
If you wed when March winds blow, joy and sorrow both you’ll know.
Marry in April when you can, joy for Maiden and for Man.
Marry in the month of May, and you’ll surely rue the day.
Marry when June roses grow, over land and sea you’ll go.
Those who in July do wed, must labor for their daily bread.
Whoever wed in August be, many a change is sure to see.
Marry in September’s shrine, your living will be rich and fine.
If in October you do marry, love will come but riches tarry.
If you wed in bleak November, only joys will come, remember.
When December snows fall fast, marry and true love will last.
If you stumbled on this post because you are already planning to tie the knot with your special someone, congratulations in advance!
So, you’ve found the one and you are planning to wed soon. What do you need to prepare first?
Here are the requirements when planning a civil wedding:
- AGE requirement. First things first, both parties should be at least 18 years old, free from any legal impediments.
- Marriage license. Accomplish these forms below and proceed to your Local Civil Registrar. You have to wait for 10 days from the submission of the following papers to get the Marriage License.
a. True copy of Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA) birth certificate, formerly NSO.
b. CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage) from PSA.
c. Barangay Certificate of Residency.
d. CEDULA (Community Tax Certificate)
e. Personal appearance of both parties.
f. For ages 18-21 years old, the parental consent of the parents or guardian is needed. For ages 22-25 years old, parental advice is needed. (The forms for the consent and/or advice are available at the local civil registrar.)
g. Certificate of Marriage Counselling and Family Planning.
h. Valid ID.
I. Marriage License application form.
Once you have the license, you can use it to get married anywhere in the country within 120 days (4 months) from the date of issue.
Other information: (Additional requirements if you are…)
*For non-Filipino citizens:
- Passport (as your ID)
- Certificate of Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage
- Death Certificate of deceased spouse
A strong marriage requires two people who choose to love each other even on those days when they struggle to like each other.