UKbride Member Request 12 Apr 2019


Hey everyone! I have my legal preliminaries appointment tomorrow and we have to return our ceremony choices and details to our registrar, in the book it says about poems I’m just wondering if anyone knows if this is a requirement or can you choose, if you did choose where abouts in your ceremony did you put them and does anyone have any nice prom suggestions thanks!xx

Emily Catling
Emily Catling 15 Apr 2019

We chose not to so yes you can choose x

Charmaine Simpson
Charmaine Simpson 15 Apr 2019

You can definitely choose, and your registrar ought to be able to advise on where they can go in the ceremony.

Tor Allport
Tor Allport 15 Apr 2019

In our booklet all the required parts were highlighted I dont know if that's the same but they go over it all with you at the appointment so dont worry x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Apr 2019

We chose to have them, it breaks up the ceremony

Kirsty Cleall
Kirsty Cleall 15 Apr 2019

You can choose, we chose not to because we know the longer we stand there the more nervous we will get 😂😂.... it tells you as you fill in the forms xxxxx

Katie Pearson
Katie Pearson 15 Apr 2019

As long as they aren't religious then have whatever you want! X

Laura Etherington
Laura Etherington 15 Apr 2019

When I got married the first time I chose to keep the ceremony short and sweet as I was 7 months pregnant at the time and had bad baby brain, also chose not to do poems etc even the vows were short as all was said is “I will”. Hope this helps.

Amy Vigor-Green
Amy Vigor-Green 15 Apr 2019

We had no poems or readings. We wanted to keep it short and sweet 😊

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Apr 2019

It should say on your forms. We are having at the beginning and near the end. I've some good ones on Pinterest nothing too long. They say as long as it has nothing religious in it if you are having a civil ceremony x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 15 Apr 2019

I hate the whole poem and reading thing... I don’t think other people can describe your relationship or your love. If you have to try and define it in such a small way when the love you should have for each other should be bigger then it’s just not right.

Laura Mellor
Laura Mellor 15 Apr 2019

We had 3 short readings, a sensible one, a loving one and a funny one, you can find loads on Pinterest and google but it’s entirely down to what you want 😁

Jenny Bullock
Jenny Bullock 15 Apr 2019

We’re having 2 readings by friends, I want to personalise the ceremony and remember it. Previously married civilly, went so fast I don’t remember anything about it.


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