This is everything that you'll need to know about planning your ceremony. You can also submit ceremony plans for Catmose Cottage and other licensed venues using the forms at the bottom of this page.
Any readings must be strictly non-religious and will have to be approved by a registration officer before the wedding.
There are many civil wedding-related websites which can help with ideas for readings.
Your guests/witnesses are welcome to take photographs before and after the ceremony.
You may also nominate one person to take still photographs, preferably without flash, during the ceremony.
At the end of the ceremony, there will be an opportunity for photographs with your witnesses.
Many offices and venues have attractive gardens/grounds for some extra photographs.
Please indicate on your ceremony plan, if someone is going to film using video equipment and we will be able to show him/her the best place to stand on ceremony day.
Guests may throw confetti at the Registration Services building, but we ask that they only do so outside the building. This keeps offices tidy for subsequent ceremonies on the same day. You are advised to check the policy on confetti directly with any licensed venue.
Please complete and return your Ceremony Plan at least four weeks before your ceremony:
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