You can personalise several parts of the ceremony by adding your own words, music and readings. We call this your ‘ceremony choices’.
Once you've completed the online form you’ll receive a full copy of your personal ceremony script, so you’ll know exactly how the ceremony will flow on your big day.
Before you begin completing the online form have a think about these things:
Add readings to your ceremony to showcase your personality as a couple or include a passage from one of your favourite authors or poets.
Our celebrant would be happy to present any readings for you, or you could ask one of your guests - the choice is yours.
If you need inspiration, download our list of suggested readings.
We recommend you choose entrance music, a song or two for when the register is being signed and a final tune for your exit.
As this is a civil ceremony, we can't include religious music, such as hymns, but a song such as God only Knows by The Beach Boys would be fine. If your ceremony is taking place in one of our ceremony suites, like the Benefactors Room, then you must bring your own music with you.
We're happy to celebrate with the furrier members of your family but you will need to confirm that your approved venue will allow animals.
If your ceremony is taking place in one of our ceremony suites, we have health and safety rules that mean only assistance animals or service dogs are allowed inside our buildings.
Before you submit your ceremony choices, read through the preview page. If you spot an error or change your mind about any of the wording you can go back to previous sections and make amendments.
If you can't use the form for any reason, email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask us to send you a copy.
If you've already completed the online choices form and you've changed your mind about a reading or a piece of music you need to let us know at least two weeks before your ceremony.