The Circle of Life, David Wylie Independant Celebrant
Civil Partnerships

The ceremony is the highlight of the day; itís the most memorable as you make promises to one another which will confirm your love and plans for the future. What you say and what is done in the ceremony seals the relationship between you.
You will need to give your ceremony careful thought and attention as this will be a lasting memory for you both. You also need to be happy and comfortable with your celebrant; and trust that everything will be created in an intelligent, thoroughly professional way with fun, imagination and creativity. Knowledge is the key to my ceremonies and ask for a fee which expresses the work involved
My fee includes initial meeting, writing first draft of ceremony and revising draft until itís just right for you both. Liaising with people involved in ceremony, rehearsal of ceremony, which may include readers, singers and musicians, supporting family and friends, use of ritual o family objects, and of course conducting on the day the ceremony with heart warmth feeling and meaning.
The payment is made in 3 stages.
At the initial meeting I ask for the first payment which is offset against the cost should you wish to proceed. I then ask for the second payment for the first draft of the ceremony to go ahead, this is a non refundable deposit.
I will invoice you for the remainder of the fee (third payment), payable prior to the ceremony plus any agreed expenses incurred beforehand.
Please call for a no obligation quotation
I am also able to provide a PA System if required, useful for large areas or ceremonyís outside

The Circle of Life. Civil Partnership Ceremonies will enable you to declare your love for one another, reflect on your achievements and responsibilities, your hopes, dreams, aspirations and joyously make commitments for your future together.

I will make absolutely sure that your ceremony is unique to you.
I can conduct Ceremonies in a variety of special and magical places and can offer advice and ideas about venues.
I will work very closely with you over time to create a beautiful ceremony which will be unique and personal.

You will need a Civil Partnership Schedule, which is a document that only has to be signed and witnessed in front of a registrar. You do not have to exchange rings.

To fulfil the legal requirements all you need to do is sign your Schedule at the Registry Office in front of two witnesses. This can be done at a suitable time for you. Then together we can create a personal and unique ceremony that is special for you both.

In the first instance, contact and make an appointment to attend your local Registry Office within the county where you live. At the Registry Office you will need to formally give notice of your intent to form a Civil Partnership, which must be done at least 16 days prior to signing the Schedule.

You will need to take certain documents with you when attending the appointment (you will be informed of the documents required when booking).

On this first visit there will be a cost to you both. Then on the day of signing your Civil Partnership Schedule, there will be a further cost and a payment for the certificate you require. I would suggest purchasing two certificates on the day; it will be less expensive than purchasing another one later. As the legal side will have already been taken care of, there is no time of the day, night or place that you may not hold your Civil Partnership Ceremony. It could be directly after signing the Schedule at the Registry Office or anywhere you desire on the day, later in the day or indeed, the next day - the choice really is yours.

Choose a place you both love to be together, that magical place of your choice. It can be in the house, garden, hotel, village hall, a pub, beach, or forest to name but a few.

Getting the best from your ceremony
Do think carefully about whom you would like to invite and whether you would like them to be involved in the actual ceremony. Would you like to involve family and friends? Talk to one another and think about the promises you would like to make - this is a perfect opportunity to capture the basis of your relationship and choose promises that have a special meaning for you both. Most couples exchange rings, or you could consider offering each other a special gift or tokens of your commitment during the ceremony.
Make the ceremony suit your needs and feelings. Try to make the occasion unique to you and your partner through the promises and readings you choose.
Include music, poetry and readings! All these elements work towards enhancing your ceremony and can express your sentiments beautifully, making it totally your own.

When you add together my fee and the cost of a registry office you will find it will still be cheaper than paying for a registrar to attend licensed venues. When working out your budget, you can either save the money or spend it on other items that give you the wedding of your dreams.

You may also wish to use my services as a Toastmaster at a reduced rate. If so, please call for more information and quotation.

Civil Partnerships

Contact David
Telephone: 01322 274632
Mobile: 07768 448999