What is a month? Before you start shaking your head,
I agree. It sounds like the silliest question in the
world - but when it comes to getting married it is
an all-important one because you can't legally be
married less than a full calendar month from the day
you give Notice (on the Notice of Intended
There is a lot of misinformation out there - so,
here it is in a nutshell
a month is NOT a specific number of days - so
not 31 or 30 days.
a month is NOT a specific number of weeks - so
definitely not 4 weeks
a full calendar month starts on any date you
choose and lasts until the day before that same
date (number) the following month, if there is
one. So, if you gave Notice on 15 January the
month ends at midnight on the 14 February, and
you can then legally get married on the 15
February (because there aren't two fifteenth
days in any month!).
If there isn't a day of the same number in the
following month (say you give notice on January
31, the first day you can be married is 1 March,
because there is no February 31.
I cover the issue of giving notice in detail in my
Tuesday Tutorial on Giving Notice.
The important thing to remember is that the clock
doesn't start clicking until you give your celebrant
your Notice of Intended Marriage.