The Civil Partnership Act and its Meaning This chapter outlines what the act means in terms of rights and responsibilities. You will find it useful if you want to check out legal facts. It also covers your rights if you want to get married abroad. (more…)
Tables Wedding Wish List Budget Planner Wedding Checklists Table 1: Wedding wish list Each of you should fill in a table below to decide on the priorities for your wedding. This is to generate an overall idea. (more…)
The Necessary Documents for Civil Partnership in UK When giving notice, you will be asked to produce evidence of identity and nationality – preferably your passport or birth certificate – and proof of residence, e.g. an electricity or telephone bill. With a birth certificate, another form of (more…)
Marrying Abroad Register Office and Approved Premises Civil Wedding Ceremony Some countries require a Certificate of No Impediment. This is used for persons marrying in a foreign country where one of the parties is British and the other is a foreign national. Advice can be sought from a Superintendent Registrar or the Foreign Office. (more…)
Two Weeks to go Before the Wedding – Plan my Wedding Two weeks before the wedding, all the plans should be in place. However, it is a good idea to check arrangements and do the last- minute preparations.
Confirm with suppliers • Telephone all your suppliers to double-check arrangements. • Confirm transport arrangements for you and your guests. (more…)
Marrying Abroad in a Foreign City – Plan my Wedding If you fancy the romance of marrying in a foreign city, on a beach, or with a backdrop of mountains, why not opt for a wedding abroad? This will probably mean you have fewer guests, which may make it less expensive, depending on your travel costs, and you (more…)
Music is an integral part of a wedding service. It adds to the dignity and special air of the occasion, and also contributes one of the notes of rejoicing and celebration. Also, it provides a chance for the couple to choose one or more pieces of music that are special to them for one reason or another. Most church weddings are accompanied by organ music as that is the most easily available instrument in that setting. Also the organ will be powerful enough to fill the whole church with music, whereas a soloist on another instrument such as an oboe or violin may not be loud enough to cover the bustle of everyone getting to their feet and saying how lovely the bride looks!
You need to think about music at the following times during the day (some of these times have specific titles and I have included approximate timings as a guide): • As people arrive at your ceremony – ‘The Prelude’ (15 minutes) • When you walk in – ‘The Processional’ (2 minutes) (more…)
Drinks – The Perfect Catering Drinks Catering paraphernalia – Plan my Wedding If you have opted for self-catering or outside caterers, you will probably be supplying your own drinks. Even if you’ve chosen in- house catering, some venues allow you to provide drinks either for free or at a price per bottle, known as corkage. There (more…)
Final Countdown Stag dos and hen Nights – Plan my Wedding By now, everything should be planned to perfection – the venue and suppliers are booked, people have responded to the invitations, you are well into your health and wellbeing routine, and the details of the day are in place. This chapter covers (more…)
Legal and Financial Considerations – Plan my Wedding This chapter covers a few key elements of administration that you need to set in motion ahead of your partnership ceremony. Some of them might seem a bit serious in amongst the fun parts of planning your big day, but they are well worth thinking about to make sure your finances are secure. Others are more fun, such as planning your honeymoon and deciding on wedding stationery. (more…)