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Do I need to bring ID on the day of my ceremony?

Posted on by Patrick Jones

No, you have provided your ID when you entered your notice of marriage or civil partnership so you don’t need to bring any documents on the day. We don’t have to see ID from your witnesses either.

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Can my guests take photos and record the ceremony?

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You are very welcome to bring cameras to record the occasion but the Superintendent Registrar will direct when it is appropriate to take photos. If you wish to make a video recording of your marriage, please let the Superintendent Registrar … Continue reading

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What time should I arrive for my ceremony?

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Please make sure at least one of you is at the venue at least 30 minutes before the ceremony for an approved premise and 15 minutes before the ceremony for a Register & Additional Ceremony Room. The Registrar will need … Continue reading

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Will the cost of my ceremony increase?

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Fees are regularly reviewed and may increase on 1 April each year.

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Will we get to see a copy of the Registrar’s ceremony wording ahead of the day itself?

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Not normally, no. Each of our Deputy Superintendent Registrars are highly trained and use individually personalised ceremonies, so as they can feel at their most comfortable in performing them & delivering the best ceremony they possibly can for you. They … Continue reading

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Will we meet the Deputy Superintendent Registrar that will marry us?

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Unfortunately, no. All of our rotas are subject to change right up to the date of ceremonies so we are unable to let you know which Deputy Superintendent Registrar (DSR) will be conducting your ceremony.  Although we all have to … Continue reading

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Are there certain things we are not allowed say within our personal vows?

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Yes. We ask that you make no religious references or use any of the following as they are from the Book Of Common Prayer: to have and to hold from this day forward for better, for worse for richer, for … Continue reading

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Can we have personal vows?

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Again, you are more than welcome to write some personal vows to each other. You can either read these to each other from a card, request that the Superintendent Registrar break them up into short sentences so as you can … Continue reading

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Can we produce an Order of Ceremony?

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You are more than welcome to produce an Order of Ceremony for your special day. A very basic template is shown below. This will give you both some idea of what to expect on the day itself. (text in bold indicates … Continue reading

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Do I need to bring witnesses?

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Your civil ceremony must be witnessed by a minimum of two people who can understand English and who are fully aware of the nature and meaning of the ceremony. Conventionally, we ask that a witness should be over the age … Continue reading

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