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this is exactly the reason i want to do a public one. it appeals to me more to share this experience with others instead of being there on my own.manyaonisland wrote:£115 @ Kingston (Surry)
The decision you should make really depends on what are your travel plans (if any)? If possible, try to make it to public ceremony as it gives you great feeling to be there with the group and get handed certificate from dignitary . On top of it does not cost you anything more
I attended public ceremony on 28th Sep in Kingston. there were around 35 of us and everything (right from the registration to snacks after ceremony) was over in approx 2 hrs.kel wrote: anyone knows approximately how long the actual ceremony takes?
This is not what happened when we had ours. we did the rehearsal of saying "I <name>" once so that we know the sequence we are going in and then when Dignitary was present we took the oath/affirmation together after going through one round of saying what we rehearsed!.electricorange wrote: although each new citizen has to say the oath/affirmation independently so it can take a long time depending on how many people are a part of the ceremony.
Not compulsory at all to stay for snacks and other stuff once the ceremony is finished. it is just that during our ceremony no one was in rush (Friday afternoon 3 PM. Like what i did, people must have taken half day already) and Dignitary herself was nicely talking to everyone individually.kel wrote: is it compulsory to stay for the networking, snacks afte rthe ceremony or are you free to leave if you wish? as my ceremony is starting at 10am, i am hoping i can be at work by noon or latest 12:30 if i only decide to take a the morning off.
Yes you will get the confirmation and time when you are expected there by. where are you having your ceremony if may i ask ?kel wrote: also, one other thing, as i have booked the ceremony today, should i be expecting a written confirmation of this booking from the council?
Inline with what I have said.. But if you are taking morning off anyways then it makes sense to go on time you have been asked to come for.. afterall they have mentioned the time deliberately.kel wrote: Also, I was told that the ceremony won't start exactly 10am so presume that is the time of registration.