The Civil Ceremony

Understand what's involved in the marriage ceremony and the types of wedding which can take place in Luxembourg...

The date and time of the marriage will be fixed by the civil registrar once all the documents have been provided. In Luxembourg City civil marriages may take place on any day from Monday to Friday, except on public holidays. In some communes, the civil ceremony takes place on a particular day.

Witnesses are not required by law.

The wedding certificate issued after this ceremony is required for any subsequent religious service.

The livret de famille (family record book) is an official document issued after the ceremony. It is a record of the marriage and will include subsequent events including births, deaths, divorce or name changes. It is possible to obtain a marriage certificate (extrait d'acte de marriage) by writing to the Commune where the marriage took place (indicate the date and place of the marriage and the full names (including maiden name) of the two parties).