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Step 4 – from 19 July 2021:

  • Safety, and maintaining the level of public services we can offer are our priorities.
  • Registrars will wear a face covering.
  • We’re requiring all visitors to East Sussex County Council buildings, including our Register Offices, to continue to wear a face covering in public areas and ceremony rooms (unless exempt).
  • We urge all people attending wedding ceremonies at which we officiate, in any venue, to continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

For the latest information about ceremonies during the Covid-19 pandemic see our Covid Update Page

Have your day, your way!

It is important that your big day is one you will remember and treasure. Making it your own by including your own personal additions is just one way to ensure you have a unique and special day. Below are a few ideas on ways you may wish to personalise your ceremony.

Readings: Include your favourite reading, poem or quote. These can  be read by you, one of your guests or your Celebrant.

Personal Vows: What's more personal than writing your own vows? Being able to tell your partner exactly what they mean to you and the things you want to promise them. 

(personal vows will be said in addition to the legal vows)

Music: Walk down the aisle to your special song, and end your ceremony with a feel good tune. Perhaps you could have live musicians playing throughout your ceremony.

           Music is usually played at the following times:

    • Entrance of Bride/Groom/Couple
    • Signing of the schedule
    • End of your ceremony

If your ceremony is taking place at a Register Office you will need to provide the music and nominate one of your guests to operate the music system. For ceremonies taking place elsewhere discuss your music options with your venue.

Please note that the law does not allow religious content to be included in civil marriage or civil partnership ceremonies. 

To include your personal additions we ask that you complete the relevant Ceremony Options Form and submit to us at least one month before your ceremony. Please do not complete this until you have Given Notice. 

 

Choose where and when you celebrate

Special Location: East Sussex has over 90 magnificent venues, licensed for marriages and civil partnerships. However, if your chosen venue isn't licensed, don't worry. We can conduct ceremonies at any suitable location* in East Sussex. Take a look at Weddings with a difference for further information.

Celebrate in the Great Outdoors: East Sussex boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Make the most of it with an Outdoor Ceremony.

Choose when to celebrate: Fancy saying your vows under the stars? Ceremonies in East Sussex offers ceremonies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

Please note there may be an additional charge for particular times and days. Take a look at our ceremony fees. 

 

Contact us 0345 60 80 198 to discuss your personal touches

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