FAQ

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 be legally recognized in Ireland ?

Yes!  I am a Registered Solemniser of Marriages in the Republic of Ireland.  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.   Your legal marriage vows and legal document signing will be seamlessly and beautifully integrated into your personalised, unique wedding ceremony!  I can also conduct a non-legal wedding ceremony if that’s what you need.

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 Celebrant” is not a general legal term in Ireland used to describe marriage celebrants like it is in Australia.  There are wedding celebrants in Ireland who are certainly confusing the public by calling themselves Civil Celebrants when they are not actually authorised to conduct legal marriages.

In Ireland legal marriages are conducted by Registered Marriage Solemnisers, the legal term used.  You can find the public “Register of Solemnisers” list online easily yourself to check if any celebrant is authorised to conduct legal marriages as you can easily search it for their name.

However the Registered Marriage Solemnisers (Civil Registrars) employed by the Civil Registration Office (Registry Office) can be referred to as Civil Marriage Celebrants so that’s where the confusion also lies.

However in the funeral industry, Civil Celebrants are plentiful as they have been doing their work for a lot longer in Ireland than wedding celebrants.

No wonder there is so much confusion – I hope I have made that clearer, but if you need a more detailed explanation please don’t hesitate to call me anytime for a quick chat.  085 831 3437.

Despite the confusion with terminology, all that matters is yes I can create & conduct your legal wedding ceremony in Ireland.

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 I must know your requirements in order to give you an accurate quote, so 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 a quote, which I offer free of charge.

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.

I am an experienced professional with utmost integrity.  If I was to give you a quote without knowing your specific requirements I would need to quote you my highest price to make sure I allowed for everything possible that you might want to include, and that’s just not fair at all to you.

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. Why should I choose you ?

There are many good reasons why you should choose me as your ceremony officiant.

Above all, most couples choose me because they have seen me in action conducting a beautiful unique and personalised, meaningful wedding ceremony to the couples exact requirements, or I have been recommended to them by a friend , wedding venue co-ordinator or wedding planner who has seen me and books me regularly.

People choose me because they know that I will listen to carefully to your requirements and I will go out of my way to exceed your expectations and ensure that your special ceremony is everything you ever dreamed it to be!

I just love my work and I love how my success is measured in smiles.  I am honoured to be part of such a special day, and I never take that honor for granted.  I would be honored to officiate your marriage ceremony.

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 perfectly, day or night.

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?

You can Contact Me right away by email to make sure that your chosen date is available.  Then we can make an appointment for your free Consultation as soon as possible.  There is so much confusing information out there on the internet about how to get married in Ireland, and I’d like to give you the tips you need to make the whole process run smoothly and stress free!

Just 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