Couples intending marriage under the care of the Meeting write to the clerk of the Meeting, who refers the request to the Care and Counsel committee. A subcommittee is formed to meet with the couple as they seek clearness about their marriage. If the way is clear for the marriage to proceed, a marriage oversight committee is appointed to help plan the wedding. This committee will continue to care for the marriage in the years to come. Couples should send their request at least six months prior to their desired wedding date. .