What many people are unaware of is the fact that for a civil wedding /partnership to be recognised in law, the legal part can be very short and very basic. This must take place at a registry office or approved venue and must take place in front of two witnesses and a registrar.
The legal part of a civil wedding/civil partnership is made up of three parts:
- Declaratory words
- Contracting words
- The signing of the marriage register
The rest of the service including exchanging vows, rings, music, readings, symbolic rituals can be performed at any location.
When you consider how much thought and planning goes into a wedding why wouldn’t you want choice about where your ceremony is held and what you can say?
With the venue chosen by you and the ceremony created and rehearsed in advance, you, your friends and family can relax and enjoy the perfect wedding ceremony.