When it comes to planning your wedding in Ireland, the legal end of things can get a little confusing. We've put together a simple step-by-step guide on registering your intent to marry with the HSE.
(Please note: This guide is exclusively for couples where both parties getting married were born in the Republic of Ireland)
You will need to give them at least 3 months notice that you intend to marry.
Once you receive this form, you will need to:
Waiting times can vary widely. Both yourself and your partner will need to attend the notification appointment for it to be valid.
This fee is non-refundable, and can also be paid prior to the appointment over the phone, if you wish.
During the notification appointment, you will both be asked to sign a declaration, stating that you do not know of any legal reason as to why the marriage cannot happen.
Sometimes called a 'marriage licence', to receive this form you will need to bring certain documents with you to the appointment. These requirements are listed at the end of this blog post.
Here is a photograph of what the marriage registration form looks like. It is all contained within this green folder.
For any Celebrant Ireland booking, usually myself (Rev. Lorraine McCarthy) will be the solemniser performing the ceremony.
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