Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about Weddings:
1. Can you perform the legal aspect of your marriage?
YES! I am an HSE Registered Solemniser, and can Legally Solemnise your marriage at your venue on your chosen day
2. Are you a Humanist/Spiritualist?
I am an Ordained Interfaith Minister, a HSE Registered Solemniser of Marriage, a Wedding Celebrant and a One World Interfaith Minister.
I create bespoke Spiritualist, Humanist or Interfaith Ceremony nationwide including legal weddings for persons of all beliefs and none.
3. Can you Solemnise our marriage on a Saturday/Sunday?
Yes! I can Legally Solemnise your marriage at any time, on any day of the week, in any venue that is compliant with Section 52 of the Civil Registrations Act 2004. The main requirements being that the Solemnisation takes place at an identifiable address which is open to the general public.
Ceremonies with no legal component can take place at any Venue
4. How do we Register our marriage?
Everyone getting married in Ireland must register their Intent to Marry, NO LESS THAN THREE MONTHS prior to their intended wedding date.
Full details of the registration process are available on the HSE Website at this link.https://www2.hse.ie/services/births-deaths-and-marriages/how-to-get-married-in-ireland/how-to-get-married-in-ireland.html
You must also meet the Registrar by appointment at least 3 days prior to your intended wedding date. The HSE will then give you your Marriage Registration Form (MRF) usually in a green folder, which you will bring with you on your wedding day.
5. How long will the ceremony last?
Most ceremonies usually last around 25-35 minutes, depending on your requirement and music choices, ceremony enhancements, photographs etc.
6. How do we obtain our Marriage Certificate?
You retain the paperwork (in the green folder) after it is signed on the day of your ceremony. (You should nominate someone to ensure it is put away safely, immediately after the ceremony)!
You then return the MFR (Marriage Registration Form) within one month to the HSE Registrar, for the marriage to be registered and your civil marriage certificate will be issued to you.
Full details of how to obtain your Marriage Certificate after your wedding are on the HSE Website at this link. https://www2.hse.ie/services/births-deaths-and-marriages/how-to-get-married-in-ireland/how-to-get-married-in-ireland.html
7. How much will it cost?
My all-inclusive professional fee for creating and celebrating your bespoke ceremony is €595.00. For Ceremonies in Leinster I do not charge for travel or meeting with you to plan your ceremony or for the materials for two ceremony enhancements (i.e. candle, sand or handfasting ceremonies). For Weddings outside of Leinster I charge travel at cost and a contribution towards accommodation. I will guide you further on this when we meet.
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Please *Contact Me to discuss fees for creating your bespoke ceremony and supporting you in the lead-up to your ceremony.