You should book well in advance to secure the time and
date you want.
Your ceremony cannot go ahead unless the legal
formalities have been completed.
Notice of intent to marry or register a civil partnership
must be given in person by you and your partner. No one
can give notice on your behalf and you cannot give notice
by post, by telephone or online.
Make sure you have the right documents with you when
you attend the Register Office to give notice. We will tell
you the correct documents to bring when you make your
appointment to give notice. Please make a note of this.
You are responsible for identifying two witnesses at your
ceremony/registration. If either of the parties does not
speak good English, one of the witnesses must also be
able to act as interpreter. In order to sign the register, your
witness must be able to understand English.
For civil marriage or partnership the law will not permit
the use of any wording, readings or music, which may
have religious connotations.
If you would like more freedom to plan your ceremony
see our ‘Special Way Special Day’ celebration package,
details are on page 15.
If you are having your ceremony at the Register Office
please remember to arrive at least 15 minutes before
the time booked. Late arrival could result in the
postponement of your ceremony.
Only the attendance of a Superintendent Registrar,
conducting the ceremony, and a Registrar, registering
the marriage, or civil partnersip makes it legal in the
eyes of the law.
This brochure gives general information only.
Please discuss your personal wishes
and circumstances with us.
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