To all the kind folk in Who Britpickery, I need some advice about what the official words need to be at a non-church wedding. I can't see anything in the tags, and I haven't been able to afford to go back to the UK for weddings, funerals, etc. etc. for all my relatives. So I'm woefully ignorant in this regard. For example, I've jotted down the following, but don't know the actual / legally necessary steps and wording:
1.'Name of Character ], do you take [ Name of Character ] as your lawfully wedded wife?'
'And, [ Name of Character ], do you take [ Name of Character ], as your lawfully wedded husband?'
2. [ Names of Characters ] need to sign the certificate.'
3. 'And now, I now pronounce them husband and wife.'
I also take it that posting the banns is only needed for a church wedding but not a civil one, right? Is there still an amount of time for... I don't know... a registration process to take place? And what would that involve?
Also, I know that navy captains can perform weddings when on their own ship. Would there be some kind of rank Martha could have achieved in UNIT, or special dispensation, to perform a wedding? If necessary, I'll handwave the issue through with a UNIT-created special dispensation, but I'd much rather have something factual to back me up.
So, if any of you can help me out, I will be grateful!
ETA: The wedding is taking place in England, near Wayland's Smithy in Oxfordshire.