a couple wishes to be married “under
the care of the Meeting,” they should
write a letter stating their intention and requesting that the
Meeting begin the clearness process.
When both members of the couple are members of one Meeting,
the marriage is usually under the care of the Meeting where their
memberships reside. When either partner holds membership in
another Meeting, a letter of clearness should be obtained from that
Meeting.When one member of the couple is not a Friend, his or her
religious affiliation needs to be considered in terms of how it will
acknowledged in the clearness process and in the wedding. When
active non-members ask to be married under the care of the
Meeting, they are subject to the same process with the marriage
clearness committee as members.
sometimes lead Meetings to make adjustments to the customary procedures.
Such variations should be seriously
considered and decisions taken under the guidance of worship.