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Help to make your wedding day special

We understand how important it is to you for your wedding day to be special so ceremonies for civil weddings in Medway can be customised by the couple marrying. Celebrants prepare their own ceremonies which also adds to their individuality.

We will discuss your wedding day with you, and go through the  content of the ceremony to enable you to make decisions to personalise it and make it special to you.

Ways to personalise a ceremony can include choices of

  • Which vows are to be used when declaring freedom to marry and when taking each other to be husband and wife.
  • Which vows are to be used when taking each other to be husband and wife.
  • Words to be used when exchanging rings (optional).
  • Promises (optional).
  • Music for the signing of the register. It is also possible to choose music for the entrance and exit of the marriage party in most venues other than in the register office room.

Good to know

  • Many couples ask friends and/or relatives to read poems as a special way to personalise a ceremony.
  • Music can be chosen from a selection offered by registration staff, but most couples choose to provide their own CD.
  • Civil wedding ceremonies are unable to include music, poems or readings which are religious or have a religious connotation.
  • Couples need to choose two of their guests to be witnesses who also sign the register.