Help required for certificate and photography

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  • Posted: 5 Apr 2020 23:40

    Help required for certificate and photography

    Hi everyone, 

    First time posting. 

    I have a question regarding the certificate after it has been signed and photography.

    My mum has told me that right after the certificate is signed, the registrar takes it away so that if there are photographs taken there are no mistakes on it, like a rogue pen mark. 

    Is that true or are there laws that the certificate can’t be photographed? It’s one part of the ceremony that I’ve always found a bit awkward and cumbersome so would only be looking to have two pictures, at the most, taken at that point. 

    Any guidance would be helpful.

    Thanks 

  • Posted: 6 Apr 2020 9:39

    Re: Help required for certificate and photography

    They take the certificate away and replace it with a dummy page for photos.

  • Posted: 6 Apr 2020 21:18

    Re: Help required for certificate and photography

    During the actual signing you are not supposed to take any photos (or video ) its all about not "copying" the details on the registrar including signatures as it is a legal document containing personal info. So once it has officially been signed as Chris says the book is swapped with an empty one to use if you want a traditional "signing the register" shot.

     I have noticed though that some Vicars are not so strict in taking away and replacing with a "dummy one"

    Another bit of info on the ink used - it is special long lasting ink, I have always known it as being called "100 year ink" but don't think that is its name and also it is supposed to last much longer than that. 

    That is another reason the book is swapped with a dummy one - just in case the entrys already in there get damaged with ink from the pen. Most will also give you an empty pen for the dummy shot - just watch out they don't give you a crappy biro - not a good look on the photos. Big Smile         

  • Posted: 7 Apr 2020 14:58

    Re: Help required for certificate and photography

    Thanks! Much appreciated 

  • Posted: 9 Apr 2020 18:25

    Re: Help required for certificate and photography

    Registrars always take it away and replace with a dummy. They claim it's data protection but after talking to the actual 'king' registar in London he explained that it's a public document, anyone can request a copy so the data protection is nonsense. Some registrars are just sticking to an old rule or just dont want anyone being a distraction during the actual signing.

    But worry not, they replace it with a dummy anyway for photos. 

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