Marriage Not Under the Care of Meeting
Pastors are advised to exercise care to observe all legal requirements as set by the several states and also to endeavor to make the exchange of marriage vows a matter of the deepest religious import to the contracting parties and to all who are present.
Personal counsel with individuals and couples is advised. In cases where previous consultation has not been possible, pastors are urged to ascertain as fully as they are able all circumstances that would concern the qualifications of the contracting parties for marriage and to satisfy themselves that all legal and moral requirements have been observed.
Pastors and other ministers are encouraged to employ a marriage service in keeping with the ideals of Friends.