Civil partnership

Standard ceremony

The Registrar will begin by welcoming you and your guests.They will then explain that the room has been sanctioned by law for the registration of civil partnerships and that everyone has been invited there to witness the registration of your civil partnership.

The Registrar will ask you to repeat the following declarations:

'I declare that I know of no legal reason why we many not register as each other's civil partner.'
or
'I declare that I know of no legal reason why we may not register as each other's civil partner. I understand that on signing this document we will be forming a civil partnership with each other.'

Before signing the civil partnership schedule you may wish to exchange rings and make a promise to each other with your own words or the following options.

Option 1
'I give you this ring as a symbol of my love, commitment and respect for you. wear it with happiness and pride, now and always.'

Option 2
'I give you this ring as a token of my love. I promise to care for you and to respect and cherish you, for the rest of our life together.'

Civil partnership enhanced ceremony

Civil partnership simple ceremony

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