Civil Partnerships

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22/08/16 • Ceremony Alternatives, Civil Partnerships, Civil Weddings, Multi-cultural Weddings, Religious Weddings, Traditions & Customs, Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Vows

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01/10/08 • Ceremony Alternatives, Civil Partnerships, Civil Weddings, Hymns & Music, Multi-cultural Weddings, Other Articles, Religious Weddings, Wedding Ceremonies, Wedding Help, Advice & Tips, Wedding Planning, Wedding Readings

Your marriage ceremony is the most important part of your wedding as it’s when you actually make your vows to one another and become legally married. And for most couples it’s no longer just a case of finding a local church with a free weekend…. Find out here what you need to know to have the… read more

Civil partnerships around the world

17/07/06 • Civil Partnerships, Wedding Ceremonies

Other countries that have civil partnerships. Denmark was the first country to introduce civil partnership status back in 1989. There are now many more countries which also offer some type of civil partnership registration. These include: France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Canada (Quebec, Nova Scotia), USA (Vermont, Connecticut). Out… read more

Dissolution of a civil partnership

17/07/06 • Civil Partnerships, Wedding Ceremonies

In the unhappy event things don’t work out quite as planned… If you decide that your civil partnership is not working out then you can choose to dissolve it, much like a divorce ‐ this is called dissolution. In order to be able to get a dissolution you must have been in a civil partnership… read more

Changing your name and title

17/07/06 • Civil Partnerships, Wedding Ceremonies

There is no legal requirement for either partner to change their surname upon entering into a civil partnership, though most couples will probably want to share the same surname. What’s in a name? There is no legal requirement for either partner to change their surname upon entering into a civil partnership, though most couples will… read more

Arranging your ceremony

17/07/06 • Civil Partnerships, Wedding Ceremonies

Dos and don’ts of arranging your civil partnership ceremony As civil partnership registration is a completely secular process, just like the civil marriage ceremony, you are prevented from having any religious service take place at the time of your registration. A ceremony is not automatically provided when you register. Couples who wish to arrange for… read more

Arranging your civil partnership registration

17/07/06 • Civil Partnerships, Wedding Ceremonies

Register offices and approved venues A civil partnership can be formed in England and Wales at a register office or at any other approved venue, including hotels, stately homes and other places of interest. To form a civil partnership you must first give notice of your intention to become civil partners. This means that you… read more

Legal consequences of a civil partnership

17/07/06 • Civil Partnerships, Wedding Ceremonies

It’s not an excuse for a party! There are also some important legal considerations… What if it goes wrong? Without wishing to rain on the proverbial parade, before committing to a civil partnership, it is as well to consider for a moment the consequences if things do not go as planned. As with marriage, you… read more

Eligibility for civil partnerships

17/07/06 • Civil Partnerships, Wedding Ceremonies

What are the rules for who can form a civil partnership? Changing your name and title There is no legal requirement for either partner to change their surname upon entering into a civil partnership, though most couples will probably want to share the same surname. They can choose to either: continue using their own surnames… read more

Plan the perfect… civil partnership

17/07/06 • Civil Partnerships, Wedding Ceremonies

The Civil Partnership Act 2004 paved the way for thousands of same‐sex couples to begin planning for, what has increasingly becoming known as a gay wedding. Advice and ideas for planning the perfect civil partnership Civil Partnerships The Civil Partnership Act 2004 finally came into force in December 2005, paving the way for thousands of… read more


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