I have compiled the following list of common questions based on emails I have received over the years.  If you can’t find the answer to your question here please don’t hesitate to contact me:

Q. What days of the week can I be married in Ireland ?

The good news is that me as your Celebrant, you really can have your wedding on any day of the week!

Q. Will my marriage ceremony be legal in Ireland ?

Yes!  I am a Registered Solemniser of Marriages.  Your wedding ceremony will be fully legal in Ireland provided that you have lodged your Notification of Intention to Marry with the HSE registry office and fulfilled the necessary legal notification requirements prior to your wedding day.

Q. Where can I be married in Ireland ?

In Ireland, legal marriage* ceremonies can be conducted at all venues and locations which have an identifiable address, and which are generally open to the public without hindrance or cost.

With so many amazing wedding locations throughout this beautiful country, you really can have the wedding ceremony of your dreams!

If your chosen wedding venue does not comply with the above requirements, dont’ worry – you can still have your wedding ceremony at your chosen venue.  To ensure that your marriage* is legal, the marriage part of your ceremony (signing the marriage document and answering legal questions) can be conducted at a different location beforehand, to ensure that your marriage is legal!

Many couples residing overseas choose this option, as it can be so much easier to be married in your country of residence.

Q. Are you a Civil Marriage Celebrant ?

The term “Civil Marriage” and “Civil Marriage Celebrant” has different legal meanings in different countries.  Here in Ireland, a Civil Marriage Celebrant is a celebrant who conducts Civil marriages.   Here in Ireland, the only celebrants who are permitted to conduct Civil marriages, are those who are employees of the “Civil Registration Service”, or the HSE.

As I am not employed by the HSE, I am not a Civil Marriage Celebrant.  But I am a HSE-Registered Solemniser of Marriages, I am authorised by the State to conduct legal marriages.

Q. How do I get married in Ireland ?

First you should contact me right away to make sure I am available on your chosen wedding date.

Next is to lodge your NOIM (Notification of Intention to Marry) by making an appointment at the HSE Registrar’s Office.   Your NOIM appointment must be at least 3 months before your proposed wedding date and no more than 12 months before.

You can read a good article here: http://corkcelebrant.ie/2017/04/26/getting-married-in-ireland/

Q. How much is your Professional fee ?

Because each wedding is unique, a quick chat on the phone or Skype or even in person, is essential for me to establish your requirements in order to provide you with an accurate quote.

I have free calls to most international countries and I can call you at any time of day or night to suit your timezone no problem.

There is no charge for your first no-obligation Consultation or chat with me.  Following our first chat you will receive a detailed quote which I am sure you will be very happy with.

Q. What is included in your Fee ?

My extensive list of standard inclusions will surprise you.  I go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that your ceremony is every bit as special as you deserve it to be!

My list of standard inclusions will be provided by email with your fee quotation, immediately after your free phone, Skype or in person consultation.

Q. When can we chat with you ?

Any time convenient to you.  If at all possible I can meet up with you in person at a time and place convenient to you, day or evening or weekends.   If meeting up in person is not possible I can chat with you either by phone or by Skype, at a time that suits you, day or evening.

I have free calls to most international countries so if you are an expat living abroad I can phone you at any time of the day or night to suit your timezone, no problem.   If you prefer Skype we can do that instead.

Q. How Do I Book A Free Consultation?

Just Contact Me right away to make sure that your chosen date is available.  Then we can make an appointment for your free chat/Consultation as soon as possible so that I can provide you with a quote.

You can send me an email from my Contact Page or you can call or text me on 085 188 8434 or international +353 858 313 437