The Legals

Things You Need To Know

Getting married in Ireland is easy with a celebrant but the legal requirements can be a little confusing. Regardless of who you choose to marry you; whether it’s a priest, solemniser or celebrant; you and your partner have to register your intent of marriage with the HSE at least three months in advance of your preferred wedding day. You will then fill in the relevant details and the HSE registrar will issue a time and date to perform the legal aspect of your marriage. You will have no say in the ceremony as it is a standard 10 to 15 minutes long slot. You can choose the county office where you want get married in but not the venue/location/day/time/registrar or officiate

A third of marriages in Ireland these days are done by wedding celebrants. So you can have the wedding service of your dreams, where and when you want. You can do the legal aspect at another point in time.

As a wedding celebrant, I can craft your personalized ceremony, telling your story in your own home, on the side of mountain or waterfall, in a football stadium, or on a canal barge floating down the royal or grand canals in Dublin or Kildare.

For more information on the difference in the roles as a Celebrant and the Registrar please contact me.