Get married or form a civil partnership - step by step

How to get married or form a civil partnership in Cumbria and booking notices of intent for marriages and civil partnerships.

  1. You need to check if you are both eligible to get married or form a civil partnership before you can give notice. 

  2. How to plan your ceremony, including how to choose the type of ceremony you want.

  3. Choose where to have your ceremony, in a register office or an approved premises. 

  4. How to give notice that you intend to marry or form a civil partnership, and the documents you will need.

  5. Circumstances where you can have a ceremony outside of the normal rules, including if you or your partner are housebound, terminally ill, in prison or Jewish.

  6. Evidence you need to bring to your appointment to prove your name, date of birth, nationality and address.

  7. Evidence you need to bring to your appointment to prove the ending of previous marriages and civil partnerships, your venue booking, consent if either of you are under 18 years old and details of your Church of England ceremony.

  8. What happens during your register office or approved premises ceremony.

  9. How to change or cancel your ceremony.