Civil Partnership Ceremonies

While you and your partner may have decided to make the big leap into committing your lives together in all legal manners you may have a few questions about what can be expected at civil partnership ceremonies. What should you wear? What will be said? Can you invite guests? The following quick guide will help you to understand what you and your partner can expect from your very own civil partnership ceremony!

Make your Civil Partnership Ceremony Special

Taking the leap into legally affirming your love and devotion for your partner is a big step in your relationship! To make sure that your civil partnership is one that is uniquely special and one that will last in the memories of your friends and families there are a few simple steps to follow!

Civil Partnership Location
As with any partnership ceremony, it is important that you and your partner select a location to hold the ceremony in that speaks volumes to the two of you. Perhaps the park where you had your first date? Perhaps the restaurant where you met? Or perhaps somewhere on a romantic beach is the place that best appeals to you and your partner? It is important to remember that no matter where your civil partnership ceremony takes place, this day is all about the two of you and the love that you feel for one another! Make the location, and every other part of your ceremony, second to your commitment and love for one another!

The Guest List
With all civil partnership ceremonies there is the compulsion to invite every single person in your social and family circles to attend your special day. However, try to keep in mind that your civil partnership ceremony may be just as special to you and your partner if you only invite your parents and very close friends or family members. Not only could it be a much more intimate ceremony but it can help to keep the costs down into the reasonable realms if you are a budget conscious person!

Civil Partnership Vows
Your civil partnership ceremony is your opportunity to put into words all of those deeply rooted romantic feelings that you have for your partner. Take this chance to be as romantic, as funny, and as creative as you like in an effort to ensure that your truest feelings are put forth in an honest manner.

Above all, your civil partnership ceremony should be an occasion that is filled with nothing but positive memories for you and your partner to hold on to for many years to come!

Civil Partnership Ceremonies - what to expect

While you and your partner may have decided to make the big leap into committing your lives together in all legal manners you may have a few questions about what can be expected at civil partnership ceremonies. What should you wear? What will be said? Can you invite guests? The following quick guide will help you to understand what you and your partner can expect from your very own civil partnership ceremony!

Private Or More Elaborate Ceremonies
For couples who wish to keep their civil partnership ceremonies private they can opt for signing the partnership register in front of a registrar and two witnesses; however, for those who may prefer to opt for a much more involved occasion, friends and family members can be invited so that they can witness one of the happiest days of your life!

Before you make the determination of the size of your ceremony you should be sure that you take the time to find out what restrictions, if any, that your town hall holds in place!

What To Wear
Remember that civil partnership ceremonies are all about you and your partner; dress in something that appeals to your personal sense of style – whether that may be dressing up in elegantly tailors suits or wearing something as casual as comfortable jeans and a button up shirt! Comfort is key on this, your special day!

The Ceremony Itself
You will be able to custom-tailor your ceremony to match your personal preferences; you can include quotes, poetry, and even music that speak to your hearts. The only major restriction is that you cannot include any religious content within your ceremony.

Consider holding a separate celebration with your friends and family that will allow you to receive the religious blessing that you may want!

You will be offered the opportunity to recite a pledge of your love and your commitment to your partner; this is your chance to define all of the many reasons that you so strongly believe that your civil partnership will allow you and your partner to be much more emotionally connected!

What’s In A Name
Whether you and your partner change your surnames is entirely up to you; decide if this is the best option for either of you and make your decision before your ceremony!

Civil partnership ceremonies can be as romantic or as formal as you like; remember this is your special day and it is all about you!

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