Civil Partnership Planning

Congratulations on making the decision to enter into a civil partnership with your significant other! This is a great step in your relationship and also gives you a great excuse to get all of your friends and family together as they help you to celebrate your civil partnership, marriage, or joining ceremony! Amid all of the excitement, you may find your excitement rapidly turning into panic as you realize that the amount of work still to be done for your civil partnership marriage celebration is threatening to overwhelm you!

Understanding the Civil Partnership UK and Beyond

Are you and your partner considering joining your lives legally by having a civil partnership? UK laws are amongst the most lenient in the world when related to the civil partnership.

Granted in 2004 the Civil Partnership Act in the UK gave same-sex couples the same rights and the same responsibilities that are granted to civil marriages between a man and a woman. In a civil partnership, UK law grants the partners in the relationship the same rights to property as well as the same exemptions on inheritance taxes, social security benefits as well as on pension benefits. Civil partnership, UK laws state, provides the partners the same full rights to each other’s children as well as the responsibility to pay maintenance to one of the partners and their children in the event that the relationship dissolves.

If the relationship does require a dissolution there is a formal and legal process, very similar to divorce, that can ensure that the process is done in a fair and just manner – within the protection of the law.

A civil partnership, UK laws define, is established once each of the partners has signed a civil partnership document in front of a registrar and two witnesses. Civil partnerships, UK laws prohibit, cannot include any religious notes – that includes readings, symbols or even any religion-related music.

There are several other countries that permit civil partnerships and recognize them as being legal unions including Canada, South African, Sweden, and Belgium. Other counties that recognize civil unions and registered partnerships include Germany, Luxembourg, and Denmark. If you and your partner plan on relocating to a new country it is important that you take the time to ensure that your civil partnership is legally recognized in that country so that you will be afforded the same legal rights as in your home country.

Civil partnerships, UK and beyond, are a wonderful step forward in recognizing all partnerships as being equal – regardless of the gender of the two people who are in love with one another and are committed to spending their lives together in all possible ways!

Planning for your Civil Partnership Marriage

Congratulations on making the decision to enter into a civil partnership with your significant other! This is a great step in your relationship and also gives you a great excuse to get all of your friends and family together as they help you to celebrate your civil partnership, marriage, or joining ceremony! Amid all of the excitement, you may find your excitement rapidly turning into panic as you realize that the amount of work still to be done for your civil partnership marriage celebration is threatening to overwhelm you!

Take It Slow, One Step At A Time
Before you allow yourself to get completely and utterly overwhelmed by the amount of work that you have to do to prepare for your civil partnership marriage you should ensure that you try not to do too many things all at once. By approaching one item at a time and checking things off of your list one at a time then you’ll be better prepared to approach the next item on the list.
By approaching one item at a time you are also able to more effectively ensure that nothing gets overlooked due to your trying to accomplish too many things all at one time!

Recruit Help
It can be almost impossible to complete every task on your civil partnership marriage preparation lists all on your own; to help keep you from getting completely overwhelmed and stressed by the preparations needed before your big day you should recruit help from your friends and family members who would be willing to do something like help you to pick up your outfits or even to help you address and stamp your invitations!

Keep Focus On What Is Important
With all of the preparations that you need to take care of before your big day it is important to not lose focus of the things that are most important! Your partner and your commitment to one other is the whole reason that your civil partnership marriage is under preparation so it is vital that you keep your focus on keeping your relationship steady and strong!


If you and your partner are ready to make the big commitment to one another and embark on a civil partnership wedding you may suddenly find yourself overwhelmed with the minute details that need to be taken care of before the “I Do’s” can be said! By taking the time to do careful preparation for your civil partnership wedding you will be able to ensure that your big day is as special as you have been dreaming of!

Other Useful Articles:

Planning for your Civil Partnership Marriage

Understanding the Civil Partnership UK and Beyond

Civil Partnerships