Singapore, Nov 12, 2018 / 15:23 pm
The Archdiocese of Singapore has introduced a new policy to ensure couples are taking the time they need to properly prepare for marriage.
Catholics looking to getting married in any of the archdiocese's 32 churches have to book their wedding date at least one year in advance, according to Catholic News.
Previously, the couples only had to notify the church six months before the wedding. Archbishop William Goh Seng Chye of Singapore made the decision in October after discussing the move with the archdiocese's priests.
Couples must still undergo the same marriage preparatory programs, including a marriage course and a meeting with the priest who will preside over the wedding.