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, forming a civil partnership, celebrating your marriage, renewing your vows and/or holding a naming ceremony in an approved licensed venue or in a ceremony room. This helps us understand how you plan to personalise your ceremony.

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.

If you are getting married, 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.

If you are having a ceremony after your civil partnership signing, we provide an outline to give you some guidance.

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 ceremony

In the documents 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.
Last updated:
11 March 2020
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