Personalise your ceremony

Complete your choices and find sample readings and vows to make your ceremony special to you.

Ceremony choices

Please complete your ceremony choices below if you are getting married or forming a civil partnership in an approved licensed venue or in a ceremony room. This helps us understand how you plan to personalise your ceremony.

Please ensure all music choices and reading choices are included before submitting this form.

We will let you know when we have received your completed choices.

Ceremony vows and poems

One of the most significant ways of enhancing and personalising your ceremony is to include a poem or reading by one of your family or guests.

Here are a selection of sample readings and vows for your marriage or civil partnership ceremony.

Other ways to personalise your ceremony

We will do our best to accommodate any requirements you have to make your day special.

You may choose to follow a traditional path and have a parent walk the bride in to the room with bridesmaids or page boys, or you may like to walk in with a friend or together as a couple. You might even wish to have your pet as a ring bearer.

All of this and more can be arranged by discussion with your venue and our registrars prior to your ceremony.

Information and guidance on your marriage ceremony

In the document below you can find information and guidance relating to:

  • timings
  • guests and witnesses
  • completing ceremony choices
  • music and readings
  • photography
  • ordering extra certificates
  • ceremony rooms.
West Sussex marriage ceremony information (PDF, 782KB)
Last updated:
13 August 2019
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