Chapter 16 » 16.34
Civil law requirements
Action by the couple
The civil certificates or marriage schedules should be delivered to the registering officer as soon as possible after they are obtained. For marriages in Scotland, a marriage schedule is obtained from the registrar for the district in which the marriage is to take place, and this should be sent to the registering officer as soon as possible after it has been obtained.
In no case can a marriage be solemnised without the production of the correct documents.
In any case where one, or both, of the couple is resident outside Great Britain, or is a foreign citizen, there may be additional civil formalities which have to be completed.