PLANNING YOUR WEDDING

Planning a wedding isn’t easy. An important start is to get those invitations out as early as possible so people can BOOK the Date. Check out our stationery advice below and be sure to visit Handmade by Janine for bespoke handcrafted stationery.

Getting married is a big decision. Marriage is a legal contract. When you get married, you also take on legal and financial obligations. See the legal advice below and be sure to contact one of the marriage officers should you require one. They travel to your venue and can add that special touch to your wedding day.

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
Maya Angelou

STATIONERY

True to Type

Love is the poetry of the senses. HONORE DE BALZAC

Stationery needs to be chosen with the theme and style of the wedding in mind, be it romantic, rustic, modern or traditional. Once you have an idea of the type of celebration you’re having, start looking at examples of stationery in bridal magazines and on stationery websites.

In addition to setting the tone for what’s to come, the wedding invitation should relay basic information such as location, date, time of day, and RSPV details.

Wording tends to be less formal than in days gone by, with many couples deciding that something personal and heart-felt works best.

HANDMADE BY JANINE

Bespoke handcrafted

T: 031 763 2699
E: jdickson@mweb.co.za
W: www.handmadebyjanine.com

LEGAL ADVICE

The Fine Print

Expert legal advice

In South Africa there are three laws under which couples may choose to be married. These include the Marriage Act (Act 25 of 1961), the Customary Marriages Act (Act 120 of 1998), and the Civil Union Act (Act 17 of 2006).

The Customary Marriages Act provides for the civil registration of marriages solemnised according to tribal custom. Same-sex marriages are permitted under the Civil Union Act, with partners given the choice of having their union called a ‘civil partnership’ or a ‘marriage partnership’ and enjoying the same legal and material benefits and responsibilities as couples married under the Marriage Act.

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DREAM CEREMONIES

Marriage Officers

We offer:
• Variety of ceremonies
• Documentation
• Travel to any venue in KwaZulu-Natal
• English, Afrikaans or Bilingual Ceremonies
• Team of marriage officers
• Renewal of vows
• Christenings / Dedications
AJ & Beulah
T: 082 921 6475
E: Beulah@dreamceremonies.co.za
W: www.saweddingsonline.co.za

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STRAUSS DALY

We specialise in Antenuptial Contracts together with all aspects of Matrimonial and Family Law including:
• Divorce & Post Divorce Matters
• Maintenance
• Access / Contact to Children
• Domestic Violence
T: 031 570 5600
E: toffermann@straussdaly.co.za

PATHFINDER MINISTRIES

PASTOR DANIEL FINLAY
Marriage Officer
• Customised wedding ceremonies
• Traditional or modern Christian Ceremony
• Will travel
T: 073 155 2563
E: dcfindlay@gmail.com
W: www.pathfinderministries.co.za

MARRIAGE OFFICER

Rev Clive Jacobson is willing to travel and offer an inter-denominational Christian service.
T: 072 195 2711
E: revclive@webafrica.org.za

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