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Is this the end to written marriage certificates?

Tuesday 4th May 2021 - 07:16 am

From today Mothers of The Bride and the Bridegroom have a new role in Weddings, their names will appear on marriage certificates as well as the fathers. At the same time a centralised electronic marriage register will record all weddings in the nation, doing away with the ancient system of local registers being kept in churches

It's the first overhaul of the system for 180 years but what does it actually change for couples getting married. Harry Benson from The National Marriage Foundation spoke to Premier's Esther Higham about how the changes are going to work

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