Book a civil ceremony

Step 1 – Marriage or Civil Partnership

Choosing if you would like a marriage or civil partnership will be one of your first considerations.

  • A marriage ceremony means that you will need to say certain vows.
  • A civil partnership does not require you to say vows, but you can if you’d like to.

Most civil ceremonies can include readings, songs or music, but must not include anything that’s religious.

We recommend reading the step-by-step guide to marriages and civil partnerships for further information.