Me and my H2B want to get married in a Catholic church in the town I grew up in, even though we currently live in a different city. I thought it would be pretty straight-forward, both priests (our local one and the one in my home town) have said it's fine, but I just rang our local registry office to try and make an appointment to give notice, and the lady said that because the church we want to get married in is "not our regular place of worship" she can't let us give notice here, and we would both have to go and "set up residence" for 7 days in the district where we plan to get married, and give notice there. She said we could do this by just for example staying with my nan for a week and getting my nan to write a letter confirming we have lived there for 7 days. That is do-able, but still faff, and I don't see why we have to do it - surely we can't be the only people to ever get married in a place that's different from where we currently live?? People do it all the time! According to the woman I spoke to the other option would to be to just sign the form stating that it is our regular place of worship... but that would be an outright lie since my family are actually atheists, it's my H2B who's the catholic and he's from a different place altogether. Has anyone else had this? Is it really the only way to do it? From what she was saying it seems to be specific to Catholic churches, which seems weird and a tad unfair, if it's true.