Legal formalities

Having made the decision of setting the date and venue for your ceremony, you will both need to carry out legal preliminaries called “giving notice” of your intention to marry/form a civil partnership. This will involve each of you attending the registration office which governs the area in which you live, by appointment, to provide basic personal details about yourselves (see below).

Please note: giving notice is a legal requirement which carries a statutory fee. This is not a deposit for your ceremony.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are only making appointments for you to give notice of marriage if your ceremony date is due within 3 months. 

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