Witnesses (for the Ceremony)

by Jennifer Cram   11 February 2019  |
Notice of Intended Marriage
As long as they are at least 18, legally sane, mentally competent and relatively sober at the time, and capable of seeing, hearing, and understanding the legal nature of the ceremony your two legal witnesses for your ceremony can be anyone

  • They can be blood relatives
  • They can be friends
  • If you're eloping they can be strangers off the street or hotel/restaurant/wedding venue staff
They do not have to be your Best Man and Chief Bridesmaid. That's traditional for bigger
weddings but more and more couples are honouring their mothers, grandparents, other relatives
or friends by having them act as their witnesses

You can download the Notice of Intended Marriage form here