Any couple that decides to have a civil ceremony will usually fall under a particular category. Neither party is religious or even subscribe to any form of organized religion, and they do not necessarily feel uncomfortable with any sort of religious function.
Both partners will often have originated from certain and separate religious beliefs, so they end up picking a common path to help alleviate the potential problems of an interfaith union. The ideal service will be a bit more imaginative than a traditional clergy member would allow. For example, readings from cherished books or poems, put pieces in from song lyrics, add in performance art and so much more. Generally speaking, a civil ceremony is one that you may choose if you feel more comfortable saying your vows in a beautiful location or on instead of the confined space of a place of worship.
No matter whether you have a service that is common or religious, you can have a function that will be similar in structure. This will usually include a processional, introductory statements, exchanging of vows, giving of the rings, unity gestures, declarations, the couple kissing and any closing comments before the recession at the end. In a civil ceremony, there will be a lot more space so that you can really make it more of your own. This is where you can come up with unique facets of the ceremony to make it truly unique and special.
There will always be some instances where your family may not be too happy about the idea of a civil ceremony. This is when you need to talk with them about the chance for incorporating a variety of customs in order to have something for everyone, if you wish.
If you are looking for a beautiful place to have a civil wedding ceremony, there are great venues in and around the South London area that will not disappoint.
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