Five easy steps to your civil wedding ceremony

With so much to think about, planning a wedding can be stressful. We've put together this easy 5 step guide to plan your hassle-free day. 

Step 1 – Choose Your Venue

There is a variety of options to choose from in Nottinghamshire with 9 ceremony rooms across 5 registration offices and 70 licensed venues to suit all styles and budgets.

Step 2 – Book Your Ceremony and Registrars 

In order to book your ceremony you must:  

Step 3 – Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership

As part of the legal formalities, you must each give notice of intention to marry/form a civil partnership: 

  • if you live in Nottinghamshire, you can do this at one of our registration offices
  • if you live outside of Nottinghamshire, you will need to make an appointment with your local registration office
  • you can give notice up to one year in advance of your ceremony date (we recommend at least three months before)
  • once you have given notice, there is a minimum waiting period of 28 consecutive days before the ceremony can take place (this can be longer, dependent on your circumstances)

Step 4 – Plan Your Ceremony 

Use our supplier page to browse a list of wedding suppliers and visit our book your ceremony page for more information on: 

Step 5 – Final checks

Approximately 2 months before your ceremony is the time to finalise and check all arrangements:

Why not book a ceremony rehearsal discussion to agree any personalisation e.g. personal vows, readings, music and finalise all the details?

Your final preferences for ceremony content should be decided before attending this rehearsal discussion as it may not be possible to accommodate late requests. 

If attending a ceremony rehearsal discussion you should bring your completed choices sheet, which will either have been given to you at your notice appointment (if you live in Nottinghamshire) or sent to you if notice was given elsewhere. 

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  • Providing civil ceremonies in beautiful locations around Nottinghamshire

  • Providing civil ceremonies in beautiful locations around Nottinghamshire