Marriage is a solemn act by which two people make a public commitment to:
- live together;
- respect the rights and obligations of marriage, as imposed by law.
You must make this commitment before your intended spouse, two witnesses, and an authorized officiant, who can be:
- a minister of religion;
- a civil officiant, such as a notary, court clerk, mayor or municipal councillor;
- • a close relation, for example your parent, sibling or best friend.
To be valid, your marriage must meet certain conditions, concerning:
- your personal situation;
- the preparations for your marriage;
- the marriage ceremony.
If your marriage does not meet all the conditions, any interested person may oppose it, or request its annulment.