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Hookup and marriage customs in switzerland


As long as they have the right paperwork and a willing member of the clergy, Swiss couples can marry anywhere they like. Almost half of the 40, weddings which take place in Switzerland every year are held between June and September. During "Hookup and marriage customs in switzerland" four months, castles, mansions, and lakeside restaurants from Geneva to St Gallen do a roaring trade, as do owners of antique cars and horse-drawn carriages, who cart the newlyweds from party to party.

Unlike most people, the Swiss hold their weddings after they are already man and wife, since they are required by law to marry at a registry office before exchanging vows in a church. Once they have the proper documents, the newlyweds are free to hold a ceremony anywhere they choose, and many bypass their local church in favor of a castle courtyard or alpine chapel. But finding clergy willing to perform weddings outside their own parishes is not easy.

I'm willing to do that, too. Kammer spent time searching for a registrar who would let the couple contribute their own words to the standard ten-minute civil ceremony.

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