Solemnization of marriage
No marriage shall be solemnized under the authority of a licence unless the marriage takes place within three months after the day on which the licence was issued.
No marriage shall be solemnized without the presence of two or more credible witnesses who have attained the age of majority besides the person who performs the ceremony.
The licence to marry shall be left with the person who solemnized the marriage, and that person shall without delay after the solemnization endorse on the licence the date and place of the marriage and the names and descriptions of the witnesses and preserve the licence as his or her authority for the solemnization of the marriage as follows,
if the marriage was solemnized by a cleric, in the records of his or her church or congregation,
if the marriage was solemnized by a civil officiant, at his or her office or residence, for the period of time and in accordance with the standards prescribed by regulation, if any, or
if the marriage was solemnized by a clerk of the Court, in the records of his or her court.
R.S.1973, c.M-3, s.26; 1986, c.52, s.18; 2013, c.25, s.18