Marriage vows for Civil ceremony in Cyprus ?

Hi ladies, does anyone have a copy of the vows that are used for civil ceremonys in Cyprus, or know where I can find out how the ceremony will read? Also, has anyone added their own vows into their ceremony, or personalised their ceremony in some way? My wedding planner has told me the ceremony will be really short "ten minutes, if that!!!" which I actually think is great, but I'm wondering if we are able to personalise the service a little bit? x

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  • Romana80Romana80 Posts: 209
    I came across the vows a while ago but can't remember where now. Try googling it. As far as I'm aware we're not able to say our own vows but I am having my cousin do a reading to make it a bit more personal x
  • If you wish to personalise your civil ceremony you have the option to choose your own music and readings.



    Wedding Vows for a Civil Ceremony



    Following are the vows for a civil wedding ceremony. These may vary slightly, so please use them as a guide only.



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    Section 1 - Spoken by the Registrar



    You (Grooms Name) and (Brides Name) know that by your simultaneous consent which is given publicly and formally in my presence and in the presence of the persons now here, accept each other as your lawful spouse and with the confirmation of this fact by your signature you contract a lawful marriage for all the purposes of civil law.



    You should further know that your marriage cannot be dissolved during your lifetime except by a valid judgement of a court. If either of you (before the death of the other) contracts a marriage while this one remains undissolved you will thereby be guilty of bigamy and be liable to the consequences provided by the law.



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    Section 2 - You Repeat after the Registrar



    I call upon all persons here present to witness that I (Your Name) accept you (Partners Name) as my lawful spouse, to love and to share with you as from this day, moments of joy and sorrow, wealth and poverty, happiness and unhappiness, throughout our life until death do separate us.



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    Section 3 - Spoken by the Registrar



    As from this moment I pronounce you man and wife. You are joined together by your free consent in matrimony and you owe each other love, fidelity and respect throughout your life. This marriage constitutes the fulfillment of your life and links your destinies on good and rainy days, in happiness and unhappiness, in wealth and poverty, until death do separate you.



    On the basis of equality you should face together all the problems and all the difficulties of life. Together you should shoulder the burdens of marriage each one according to your capabilities. You have both the right and obligation to take care of the upbringing and education of your children so that they may become useful and good citizens and free personalities.
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