Once a marriage is solemnized, the next required thing is registering the marriage. A marriage can be registered in two acts namely Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and Special Marriage Act, 1954. The Hindu marriage act is applicable to the couple which belongs to Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists, even if they have converted their religion. It is not necessary for both parties to follow the same religion, but they must belong to any of the mentioned names. In cases where either of the party belongs to different religion, the marriage will be registered under Special Marriage Act, 1954. Special Marriage act allows you to register your marriage in irrespective religion or caste.
The marriage will be solemnized in the office of sub-divisional Magistrate according to the area you reside in. The registration will take place under office hours only.