Conventional weddings and civil partnerships take place at registry offices, religious ceremony sites (e.g. churches) and specific licenced locations - and all of these events stick to a defined format. But you have other options.
The only legal requirement in the UK to register a marriage or civil partnership (and to get a certificate) is say some ‘Declaratory words’ and some ‘Contracting Words' in the presence of a licensed person and two witnesses (who could be complete strangers to you).
The rest of the service, including exchanging rings and saying vows to one another, is purely ceremonial and can happen anywhere you want it, in any format you want it and at any time you want it.
As your Celebrant, I will give you the ceremony you want, in the style that you want it, where you want it and at the time you want it.
You choose the venue - home, garden, beach, pub, marquee, boat, historic site, woodland, sports field, hot air balloon, whatever...
You choose the timing - daytime, night-time, by candlelight or by moonlight.
You can register your marriage quickly and cheaply at a registry office and then, sometime later, have the wedding ceremony you have dreamt of.
Please contact me to talk about how I can make a difference to your special day. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0771 8914739
William Freeman. Surrey Wedding Toastmaster & Celebrant
Member of The British Toastmaster Circle
Fellowship of Professional Celebrants
Surrey Wedding Toastmasters
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