Witnesses to the marriage

You must consent to marry your spouse before two witnesses, whose role is to:

  • witness that consent was given, in order to be able to testify about it later, if necessary;
  • sign your declaration of marriage.

Eligibility of witnesses

Witnesses must understand the role they are to play.

You can choose any person to act as a witness. If your child is old enough to understand the role, he or she may be chosen even under the age of 18.

Unlike the person who witnesses your marriage notice, a marriage witness does not need to know both intended spouses well. You have no obligation to choose the same person for both roles.

Last update: April 6, 2023


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