Preparing for the Wedding CeremonyWhen you register your wedding at the registry office in Edinburgh you will receive a booklet that explains in detail what will happen at your wedding ceremony.
The booklet has a couple of pages for each part of the ceremony and explains exactly what the registrar will say during the ceremony and what you can and cannot change. For parts of the ceremony that can be changed the booklet gives a number of options to choose from and in some cases allows you to insert your own words (subject to approval).
At the time of writing the ceremony booklet is made up of the following sections:
- Words During the Ceremony
- Definition of Marriage
- Paperwork Preliminaries
- Consent to Declarations
- No Impediment Declaration
- Husband and Wife Declaration
- Exchange of Vows
- Exchange of Rings
- Pronounced Husband and Wife
- Signing of Schedule
If you want to change anything or add anything to the ceremony you need to fill in th booklet and make sure it is delivered to the registration office no later than 14 days before the ceremony date.
Stuart and I spent a bit of time this evening working out what we wanted to do. To make things a little more personal we have made a few ammendments, added a few extra options and also included a history of the Balmoral hotel since this is the venue that we are getting married in. We are also having a couple of readings, a piper to pipe me/us in and out and some classical music at the beginning of the ceremony as guests arrive and while we are signing the registar.
Tomorrow I've got quite a busy day - my wedding makeup trial at Zen, a visit to the registry office to hand in the ceremony booklet, my wedding hair trial at John Malcolm, a visit to the Florist to confirm the flowers and make the final payment and I also have to make the payment for the cake at Jenners. More about all of this tomorrow...
Labels: Civil Ceremony