A Conversion of a Civil Partnership to Marriage

As a couple who have a civil partnership, you can now convert this into a marriage. Before holding your celebration, you will need to sign a conversion into marriage declaration at your local register office. After which you can hold a marriage ceremony in any location that appeals to you.

Make your day more memorable with a ceremony that is as unique as you are. Let us help you create a wedding celebration that reflects your love for each other.

Some couples want a formal style ceremony, others prefer something more informal and free flowing. As with a marriage celebration, once the legal part of the marriage conversion has taken place, the style of your ceremony service can be completely bespoke.

So dream big or small, it’s your day! If your ideal is to get married at home or an intimate venue that is close to your heart surrounded by only a few close friends, there’s nothing stopping you. Or, if you want a cast of thousands and a marriage ceremony that would make the Beckham’s envious, bring it on!

You can include your favourite music, a reading that has special meaning, religious content like a prayer or blessing, a symbolic action like lighting a candle and almost anything else you may desire to make your day perfect. We work with you to create your ceremony.

Ready to start planning your ceremony?

Simply fill in the form on the Contact Me page or call Fiona on 0793 037 2036 and we will make arrangements to discuss your ceremony. Consultations by phone, Skype, Zoom or Facebook video messenger are included in your package. Meet ups in person incur a charge.

During our discussion, we will talk about your ideas for your perfect ceremony and chat a bit about your love story. I will gather all the most interesting details that make you and your partner such a perfect match, from this I can make your ceremony script truly personal.

Once you have signed the booking form and paid the deposit, I will draft an order of service so that we all know how the ceremony will run. Two weeks before your event I will email a draft of your ceremony script for approval.

I will be at your venue about an hour before your ceremony starts to settle any nerves you may have and to answer any last minute questions. If you wanted it, there is an option for us to meet up the day before the event to run through things.

Following your ceremony you will receive a presentation copy of your script to keep as a memento of your day.

FEES

I offer two options for marriage ceremonies.

Classic Ceremonies from £450

This is a lovely romantic service (about 30 minutes) with time to really personalise your ceremony through a short telling of your love story and to celebrate your union by the signing of a marriage celebration certificate.

Creation and delivery of a unique ceremony script, certificate and a presentation copy of the words from your special day in a commemorative A4 folder.

Your ceremony will feature:

  • Welcome to your guests (personalised)
  • Opening words (personalised)
  • A reading (optional)
  • Your love story
  • Exchange of vows (written with you, or write your own)
  • Exchange or blessing of rings (optional)
  • Prayer or blessing (optional)
  • Closing words (personalised)

Bespoke Ceremonies - from £750

This is a truly romantic service (about 45 minutes) with plenty of time to make the ceremony really unique; celebrating your vows in style, with the option to include a symbolic act to illustrate your joining in marriage. Your love story is also told as part of the ceremony and to commemorate the day with the signing of a marriage celebration certificate.

Creation and delivery of a unique ceremony script, commemorative certificate in a presentation box, copy of the words from your special day in a commemorative A4 folder.

Your ceremony will feature:

  • Welcome to your guests (personalised)
  • Opening words (personalised)
  • A reading (optional)
  • Your love story
  • Exchange of vows (written with you, or write your own)
  • Exchange or blessing of rings (optional)
  • A symbolic act and explanation (optional)
  • Signing of a certificate and presentation box (optional)
  • Prayer or blessing (optional)
  • Closing words (personalised)
  • The freedom to add anything else to make your ceremony ‘extra special’, release of butterflies for instance at the end of the ceremony.

TERMS

  • Once booked, ceremony dates can be changed subject to date availability but all deposits paid are non-refundable.
  • A 50% deposit is required on booking.
  • The price excludes the cost of travel or face to face meetings. These will incur additional charges.
  • A rehearsal the day before the event is charged at £150.
  • Please note that music to be played during the ceremony is not included. Music can be supplied on request but may incur additional fees.
  • Additional certificates can be purchased at £5 each.
  • Please note that the fee does not include the cost of any materials such as candles or other items requested for the symbolic act(s). These can be sourced for you and will be charged at cost + 20%.
  • The fee does not include any additional cost incurred in making your ceremony ‘extra special’ eg personal appearance by a celebrity, a battalion of Stormtroopers or a cameo by Brad Pitt.

A copy of our full terms and conditions will be provided as part of the booking process.