Anyone who intends to get married in the Republic of Ireland must give three months notification to a Registrar in person and by prior appointment only and it is advisable, once you know the date of your marriage that you make an appointment as early as possible with a Registrar.
The first step each Wedding couple must take is to apply for approval to the Health Services Executive Civil Registration Office. Health Services Executive Civil Registration Office Direct Tel: 01 863 8219
Marriage by civil ceremony is a civil contract. Marriage by certain religious ceremonies is also recognised by civil law as being a civil contract. When organizing a religious wedding it is usually common place to contact your local parish directly to arrange details and dates. When it comes to civil partnerships couples must make an appointment to attend a Registrar of Civil Marriages. Some counties have more than one registrar; the HSE will be able to advise you of their contact details. The following link will take you directly to a list of registrars: Click here.
There is a notification fee of €150 which must be paid at the first meeting with the member of the Health Service Executive Civil Registration Office.
There is also a charge of €24.45 per hour for the Registrar on the day of the ceremony.
The Registrar is required to be in the building for one hour before and one hour after the ceremony so there will be a cost of €48.90, and the €24.45 will apply for each additional hour the registrar will be in the building.
For more information see the following
Getting married in Ireland
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