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Personalise your wedding ceremony

Coronavirus: Important information

Please read the following information before progressing:

  • Death registrations – All death registrations are now over the telephone. You will not be required to attend the register office in person. Please see our death registration guidance page for more information.
  • Marriage and Civil Partnerships - Unfortunately we are not able to carry out any marriages or civil partnerships until at least the 1 June 2020. Please see our marriage and civil partnerships guidance page for more information.
  • Birth registrations - Unfortunately we will not be able to carry out any birth registration appointments for the next 21 days. This will come into effect from Tuesday 24 March 2020 onwards. You can make a claim for child benefit or universal credit prior to the birth being registered. The 42 day requirement to register a birth has been relaxed and no action will be taken if you have not registered within that time frame.
  • Certificates - We are currently only able to process certificate applications where the certificate is required for urgent legal or administrative purposes. We can issue a maximum of 3 certificates per person only. We are not able to deal with applications for certificates for the purposes of family history research at this time.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.

Once you have booked your marriage or civil partnership ceremony and completed your notice of marriage or civil partnership, you can personalise your ceremony by completing the relevant ceremony online checklist form linked below (either marriage or civil partnership), so that you can inform us of your choice of vows, ceremony script, music, readings and more.

You must complete and submit your online ceremony checklist no later than six weeks prior to your ceremony date.

To help you complete your online form please see our webpage: Your ceremony day.


Ceremony checklists

Marriage ceremony

Civil partnership ceremony

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