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“The wedding will take place in front of the Registrar. Until the start of the Second Reich only the church wedding was valid. Since 1875 the law demands every marriage to be acknowledged by the State. Even so many people see the church ceremony as the more important one. This view was encouraged by Officials, who often performed the civil ceremony in cold, dark, and drab rooms, making it a mere formality.
The Third Reich has a different view of the marriage. It perceives it as the nucleus of the State. In contrast to the former State and the church, persons who want to marry are being advised and tested for suitability to marry and genetic health. The State cares for the family, tries to remove financial obstacles as far as possible, and increasingly stresses the importance of the family.
All this should now be noticeable at a wedding in the Registry Office. There are already some local authorities which have a lovely room for the ceremony. In time Officials in smart uniforms will perform the ceremonies according to the edicts of the Reich Leader Of The SS.
Meanwhile the wedding of an SS Man may be officiated by any high ranking SS Official. The exchanging of the Rings should follow the marriage vows. The couple are joined as man and wife during the Registry Ceremony. The so called SS celebration of the blessing of the marriage smacks too much of imitating the meaningless church rituals and has to be avoided.
During the wedding feast the woman should now be accepted into the SS. The meal should be arranged in the home of the newly wed couple if at all possible. The tables should be adorned with greenery and flowers, with special attention being paid to the places of the bride and groom.