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Planning your ceremony

Before having your marriage or civil partnership ceremony, there are several important things you need to do.

Published on: 3 December 2020

Last updated: 4 February 2021

Ordering extra marriage certificates

Prior to your ceremony

You can order extra certificates prior to the ceremony date or after the ceremony date. However, you cannot order extra certificates on the day of the ceremony. Certificates cost £11 each. 

To make an online payment for extra certificates, you must have already booked your ceremony and know your booking reference number.

On the payment and ordering page, you will need to select account group 'Miscellaneous' and account type 'Marriage/Civil Partnership - Certificates' from the drop down list. You will then be prompted to enter your booking reference and the number of certificates you require. 

After your ceremony

You can also order copies of your certificate online after your ceremony has taken place. However, we advise you to first read the information on how to order a copy certificate as it is a different process. 

Certificates ordered after the ceremony date cost £11 each and may include the cost of postage, depending on whether you choose to collect the certificates in person or not.