Paperwork needed for actual registry office ceremony itself?

Daft question perhaps, but I've read through all the guidance on the council website and it seems that it's the "giving notice" appointment (which has been done already) where you bring all the docs along and fill out paperwork, and, provided you've paid in advance for the ceremony itself, all you have to bring along to it is...

... nothing
in the way of paperwork - just the couple and two witnesses.

... is that right?

You don't have to bring any id or anything else along on the day at all?

That's it. That's my question. I know some kind MSE forumite will put me straight!

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  • FBabyFBaby Forumite
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    We had to bring ID on the actual day and confirm what was written on the registry before going ahead with the ceremony.
  • 74jax74jax Forumite
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    We didn't need anything. I met the woman out side the main room, she asked me some questions, then walked in to the front. I waited for my entrance song and then walked in.

    Oh made a playlist for guests and he knew when I was outside the door waiting to come in by the song, he knew what time it was.
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  • 74jax wrote: »
    We didn't need anything. I met the woman out side the main room, she asked me some questions, then walked in to the front. I waited for my entrance song and then walked in.



    Same - I met the registrar in the lobby of our venue, and he asked my name, date and place of birth, whether I'd been married before and my dad's name and job. Then he gave me a quick run-through of the ceremony, and then I waited for my entrance music before walking in.


    That said, we got married in a venue that was registered for civil ceremonies, so it might be different if you're marrying in a registry office. I would bring your passport just in case - better to have it and not need it than take the risk.
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  • Providing you have not changed your name since giving Notice, you will not need any documentation to marry on the day.

    The questions will be asked again but you need only provide verbal answers. Takes a couple of mins and nothing to worry about. The registrars are used to nervous couples !
    Have a great wedding day.
  • We didn't have to bring our documents with us on the day - I checked with the registrar when we went to give notice. We were verbally asked to confirm all of our details in the interviews before the ceremony and once that was done we were ready to get hitched :)
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