Civil Wedding Law in the Philippines

Philippines
January 23, 2011 8:53pm CST
I'm looking for different options about weddings. I want to know more about Civil Wedding. My mom also gone through this but she can't remember how was the process before. I'm not really sure where to start and how much it would cost? Does anyone from our country have any idea?
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@maean_19 (4660)
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
Well, civil wedding is the most practical way of taking the marriage. Just go to the city hall or municipality hall, apply for a marriage license. From there, you can ask advise what you need or requirements. Basically, what you will pass is your birth certificate. Am not sure with the fees now so better ask the personnel. You may choose the solemnizing Officer actually. You may choose either the Mayor or Judge you desire. But on the part of the Judge, if you do not personally choose someone who will solemnize your wedding, then it will be raffled out. If the purpose for the civil wedding is to save, there's no need of many witnesses. 2 witnesses are sufficient. What else? Well, I assume that both of you are willing to marry each other.
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• Philippines
24 Jan 11
hi Maean! Thanks for this useful advice. That's what I saw on an article. I'll be checking it out in our city hall in a day or too! PS. Thanks for adding me as a friend. :)
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@maean_19 (4660)
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
You are welcome my dear. When you mentioned about an article, you gave me an idea of doing a blog about that. Civil Wedding procedure......But if you are a Christian, I may perhaps recommend a Minister. Though, Civil wedding is the most practical, if you will ask me.
• Philippines
25 Jan 11
Well whats the difference between civil wedding and with the minister? I am a Christian our first choice really is resort wed under our chosen Pastor. I'm really not sure with the difference of those though.
@gaiza12 (4885)
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
This is one of the fastest and cheapest wedding i can think of and me and my bf are planning to have our civil wedding first before the church wedding. And i would also like to know more about this. Good thing you posted this, hopefully we can get more inputs from fellow mylotters. All i know about this is we have to go to our City hall and ask on this, how, what and the money it will costs us.
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• Philippines
24 Jan 11
Hi Gaiza! Its nice to know that we have the same concern. My bf and I are planning the same thing as you are for we all know getting married is a bit expensive. We're also looking forward on saving money for a resort wedding after the civil wedding. I've been reading some articles about it but still want to hear people's advice based on their personal experience or friends that they've known. :)
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@jaiho2009 (38989)
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
hello Milky, Prepare your birth certificate which is NSO authenticated and go to your municipality registrar office for further details. From there you will be given an application form to sign and fill the blanks with information. Once you submitted the application form you will advised with next steps. I also forgot the whole process now,same thing same process before you can have the church wedding,you will still be needing the civil wedding process. Are you getting married? Congratulations then... Welcome to mylot and enjoy mylotting
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
Hi Jaiho, Thanks a lot! I surely needed this. We're planning to get married but due to lack of savings we decided to go on a civil wed first. Do you know how much will it cost?
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@jaiho2009 (38989)
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
i am not sure of the fees (but it's not too costly,maybe 1thou is enough) anyway,most municipalities here in Metros are offering a mass wedding,and it's more practical and even exciting and also fun. I attended a mass wedding where one of my friend gets wed,it's really cool,no fees at all. All you need to do is submit all the requirements needed and if i may not mistaken,mass wedding takes place every summer could it be April or May.
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
Yeah, I'm familiar with that. I have a friend who have gone through that kind of wedding. I would like to make it solemn with both parties. :)
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@se7enthbird (8324)
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
i think you need to go to your city hall to ask about the details. they will sure be helping you with this. but make sure you deal with legal people there are a lot of fixers in any city hall. i remember a friend who got wed and when they got their record it has been stated there that they are wed at somewhere in cavite and not in the city hall where they went. funny but this trully happens. take care and goodluck.
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
Thanks se7enth! I remember your first snow. LoL. I'll check it in our city hall, I'm just new in our area I'm still not sure where to go. :)
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@gaiza12 (4885)
• Philippines
24 Jan 11
Thanks for the advise. I too will bare that in mind. I have never been inside our City hall for months now and never really had any transactions with it.
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