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3 Easy Steps to Register Your Marriage In Ireland

Independent Celebrants are often asked is “when do we sign the marriage register?”.

Unfortunately under the current laws and regulations in the “Marriage Provisions of the Civil Registration Act, 2004” in Ireland, Independent Wedding Celebrants are not granted the authority to solemnise a marriage in Ireland.

This means that if you choose me as your celebrant, your marriage will be conducted in two stages.

As your Celebrant, I will perform a couple centric bespoke ceremony on your wedding day, at your ideal location, date and time. The legalities of registering your marriage (i.e. the paperwork) will be undertaken separately with the HSE.

Below is my easy 3 step guide to registering your marriage in Ireland.

This easy process is widely used throughout the world and is undoubtedly “the future” of wedding celebrations in Ireland. And the upside to this current system is that you have the freedom to celebrate your marriage in your own unique style and vision, without any restrictions imposed by the State.

The great news – Independent Celebrants can perform ALL OTHER ceremonies without restriction in Ireland.

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Registering a Marriage in Ireland in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1


Notify the HSE of your intention to marry. Notice must be issued 3 months before your intended date of marriage (or earlier if possible as some HSE offices have limited appointment availability). You can find all the information required on the HSE website. Just follow the link on the button below.

Step 2

Signing the Registry

Attend the registry office to sign your marriage certificate and register your marriage. You can choose to complete the legal paperwork either before or after your actual wedding day.

Step 3

Celebrate Your Wedding

Enjoy your bespoke celebrant led wedding ceremony without restrictions - at your dream venue (indoors or outside), in whatever style you wish and with the rituals that are important to you. Your day, Your way!

Click this button to link to the HSE guide to “Getting Married in Ireland”

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