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Getting Married

New Marriage Law

The Marriage (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020 commences on 1 March 2021

The new Law replaces the previous Law which was considered outdated and did not meet the requirements of modern society. The new Law will allow much more choice to couples and allow for marriages to take place anywhere in the Bailiwick of Guernsey (including its airspace and territorial waters) provided that this has been agreed with the celebrant and the persons to be married.

The new Law has brought in new administrative procedures to ensure that the necessary safeguards are in place to prevent illegal marriages.

You will be able to marry in a religious or civil ceremony.

To help you plan your wedding please see the pdf icon Decision Tree [139kb] which will help you navigate your way to the ceremony you would like.