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Ceremonies in East Sussex

Marriage Vows

To be legally married there are certain words that each of you must say during the ceremony.

Both of you will be required to say two sets of vows, the first where you declare that you are free to marry and the second where you will take each other as partners in your marriage.

Although prescribed by law, you do have a choice of which vows you would like to say. There are three sets of legal vows, that you can choose from (shown below).

A lovely way of including further promises and commitments that can make it that little more special is the inclusion of personal vows. If you would like to include your own personal vows you will have the opportunity to let us know closer to the time of your ceremony. 


Option 1

"I do solemnly declare that I know not of any lawful impediment why I (your name) may not be joined in matrimony to (your partners name)"


          "I call upon these persons here present to witness that I (your name)do take thee (your partners name) to be my lawful wedded wife/husband"  


Option 2

"I declare that I know of no legal reason why I (your name) may not be joined in marriage to (your partners name)"


"I (your name) take you (your partners name) to be my wedded wife/husband"


Option 3

Replying "I am"  to the question "Are you (your name) free lawfully to marry (your partners name)?"


"I (your name) take thee (your partners name) to be my wedded wife/husband"


You will be able to let us know which vows you would like to use when you complete your ceremony options form. You will be prompted to complete this form nearer to your ceremony date and once you have Given Notice.


If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us 0345 60 80 198

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