If you write your own vows ask someone to read both the Bride’s and the Groom’s vows before the wedding…

Because the written vows are usually a surprise until the wedding day it is important that one partner does not have four pages of vows and the other has only four lines – it can be very awkward for the partner with the four lines!

Bonus Tips …
  1. Make sure your Marriage Officer is registered with Home Affairs.
  2. Discuss the details of the Ceremony with the Marriage Officer to make absolutely sure that there will be no surprises during the Ceremony. It can be devastating to have a negative experience during the ceremony and it sets the tone for the rest of your wedding day.
  3. Inform the Marriage Officer about everyone who will be participating in your Ceremony.
  4. Make sure that your Ceremony is meaningful and not long and drawn out. A Wedding Ceremony is meant to be a celebration of love – joyful and lighthearted! 

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These tips are from Dream Ceremonies.

AJ & Beulah from Dream Ceremonies are professional, dedicated Marriage Officers who take full responsibility for documentation; creating and officiating your dream ceremony; as well as registering your marriage.

You can expect a very personal, customised ceremony that fulfills your needs and desires – simple or elegant –that is memorable,  meaningful and uniquely yours.


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