Apart from a few legal obligations, a civil ceremony is open to your suggestions, opinions and requests.
The Declaration of Intent - where each of you are asked about your commitment to each other and you can each respond with "Yes", or "I Do" or "Absolutely".
Vows - the words that you say to one another that will see you through your married years;
Readings from family and friends - included in your ceremony can be a poem or reading by your friends or family. This is also a special opportunity for a formal or informal “asking” of dads, mums or other special members of your family.
Monitum - the 'serious voice' set of words said by Sandra as your celebrant - another one of those legal things;
Sentiment - in basic terms, what best reflects the two of you as a couple, such as light and carefree, romantic and meaningful or even fun and loving.
Beyond the ceremony process, it's important to understand the legal parts.
To make this process a positive and easy experience, we've dedicated a whole page to the legal requirements behind a wedding.Legal Information