Irregular marriages are those marriages where certain conditions are not followed. Usually, such marriages are considered to be invalid from the start; however, the law states that in case there are irregularities, the marriage will not be invalidated, rather it will be rectified.1 Given below are some of the reasons for which a marriage may be irregular. Some of these errors may happen:
- In any statement regarding the place of residence of the persons married
- In any manner of consent given by a person whose consent to such marriage is required by law.
- In the notice of the marriage.
- In the certificate.
- In the time and place at which the marriage took place.
- In the registration of the marriage.1
- Section 77, Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872.