Before the marriage or civil union ceremony
After the registrar of civil status has confirmed that you are authorized to act as a designated officiant, you must meet with the intended spouses. During the interview, you must:
- check that the intended spouses meet the legal conditions for a marriage or civil union;
- fix the time and place of the ceremony;
- collect the documents provided by the prospective spouses to form the marriage or civil union file;
- prepare and post a notice of publication of the marriage or civil union, except if the registrar of civil status has granted a dispensation from publication.