Information about weddings

What to do if you want to get married

  • Dr. Raoul Comninos is a licensed marriage officer in Cape Town.
  • Please contact me via email  if you wish to get married.
  • I offer premarital counseling and I am happy to perform the wedding of any couple provided it is within the Cape Town area.
  • I am happy to marry persons who are not members of our Church and non-Christians. For me marriage is for humankind generally, not for religious people exclusively. It is not a sacrament but a creation ordinance. As such, it is part of God’s general kindness, not part of what we call God’s’ saving grace. A person does not have to get married in a Church in order to be truly married. That said, there are certain legal conditions that must be met for a marriage to be legitimate.
  • One must also bear in mind that a marriage ceremony devoid of all religious elements, such as prayers, Scripture readings, a message, and the word “God”, is reduced to the bare bones of a courtroom experience.
  • Go here to find out more about the Minister.
  • Please also see my philosophy of ministry

Raoul’s Wedding checklist

❏     A letter from a lawyer is advisable if the couple wish to be married in ante-nuptial contract or accrual. Otherwise, the couple is by default registered on the system as married in community of property.
❏     Certified IDs of the couple
❏     Certified IDs of the two witnesses
❏     2 x color ID photos of the couple
❏     Fingerprints of the couple (to be taken by me)
❏     Fingerprints to be made where couple sign
❏     The name the bride chooses to assume after marriage
❏     Divorce certificate if required
❏     Permission by a parent in the case of a minor
❏     Choose best man, bridesmaids, maid of honor, and ring bearer
❏     Decide on who is to walk down the aisle
❏     Decide on person/s to give away bride
❏     Choose a location for the wedding ceremony
❏     Decide on the location of the signing of register
❏     Denominational stamp
❏     Select music for the wedding ceremony
❏     Registration of the couple at home affairs