Justine & Becky's Ceremony, conducted by Wedding Celebrant Jane Welch
I am a Wedding Celebrant, not a Registrar so I can’t marry you legally. Before the day, you will need to have your marriage legally registered by a Registrar, in front of two witnesses, at a Registry Office or Approved Venue. You will need to say the statutory wording and sign the marriage register. The three steps that make up a Civil Marriage/Civil Partnership are:
1. Declaration words: I do solemnly declare that I know not of any lawful impediment why I (your name) may not be joined in matrimony to (partner’s name)
2. Contracting words: I call up these persons here present to witness that I (your name) do take thee (partner’s name) to be my lawful wedded wife (or husband)
3. Signing of the marriage register and the issuing of the marriage certificate.
Check with your local Registrar to see when they are available and for further information.