Cumbria, Buckinghamshire and East Sussex Councils have all purchased Stopford’s Ceremony Planner. The Ceremony Planner, released earlier this year, helps to reduce pressure on registrars whilst allowing celebrants to plan their wedding in the comfort of their own home.

Using the online Planner, couples can submit vows, readings, personal promises and music for approval working chronologically through a visual colour-coded list of ceremony choices. Their preparation progress is monitored through a percentage bar displayed on the ceremony dashboard and any due tasks are highlighted in orange, with overdue tasks highlighted in red.

The planner allows integrated payments, meaning celebrants can be prompted of and pay for wedding related fees online without the need for manual reminders. The planner also has the ability for registrars at either Cumbria, Buckinghamshire and East Sussex to add on extra features to market to couples.

Stopford look forward to working closely with all three councils and discussions are already underway on how best to customise the system to fit the requirements of each service.