FAQ – Weddings


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

You can be married on any day of the week in Ireland.

Q. How do I get married in Ireland?

You must make your NOIM (Notification of Intention to Marry) appointment at the HSE Registrar Office at least 3 months before your proposed wedding date, and book a Civil Registrar to complete your marriage registration form.

You can read a good article about it here: http://corkcelebrant.ie/?p=409

Q. Will my wedding be legally recognized in Ireland?

Yes your marriage will be fully legal.  I am a Registered Solemniser of Marriages in the Republic of Ireland.

Q. Where can I be married?

In Ireland you can be married at any location with a building on the land, which is generally open to the public without hindrance or cost.

*Please note:  In Ireland, legal marriage ceremonies can only be performed at venues which have a building on them, with an identifiable address, which are generally open to the public.  If you wish to have your wedding ceremony at a spectacular private location, and require your marriage to be legally recognised in Ireland, the legal part of your ceremony, ie. the document signing, can be conducted at different location on the same date, in order to comply with legal requirements.

Q. How much is your Professional fee?

My fee depends on your requirements, as each ceremony is unique.  So the fee for each ceremony is unique.

For that reason I offer a free no-obligation 30 minute consultation to answer any questions you might have.  This can be either by phone, Skype or in person.

During your free consultation you will receive a quote based on my all-inclusive fee which I will also forward to you by email.

Q. What is included in your Standard Fee?

My list of standard inclusions will impress you.  I will go through this with you during your free consultation.

Q. What are your extra costs?

My extra costs are limited to:

  • Extra travel cost and accomodation is applicable for weddings outside of Ireland ;
  • Ceremony re-printing charge may be incurred if final ceremony requires changes within 7 days of your wedding.

Q. What are your hidden costs?

There are no hidden costs.  All costs will be quoted during initial consultation, you will be fully aware of all costs at the time of booking my services.

Q. Do you have a backup Celebrant/Officiant?

Yes!  I belong to the Enchanted Ceremonies group of Celebrants + Solemnisers, giving you the peace of mind of the backup of an organisation with a strict code of ethics and the highest of standards.  You can be assured that your Ceremony will go ahead just as beautifully as it’s meant to be, no matter what unexpected might happen.

Q. Why should I choose you?

If you are looking for a ceremony officiant who prances around like a diva, who thinks the wedding ceremony is all about them, I am definitely not that person.  With me, your ceremony is always all about you.

I never take for granted what an honour it is to be entrusted with such an important responsibility.

There are no words to describe the effect of a great ceremony.  I have the necessary experience, caring, dedication and expertise to ensure that your ceremony is every bit as personalised, meaningful and memorable as you imagine it to be.  There are so many reasons why you should choose me – your ceremony will exceed your expectations.

The best way to find out is give me a call.  After chatting to me on the phone, or even meeting up in person for your free consultation, you will know if I am the right person for you.  I will even hold your date for you for 14 days while you consider your options.

Q. When can we see you?

Your free consultation can be either in person, by phone or by Skype, at any time convenient to you, day or night.  During this first Consultation you will receieve my quote with no hidden costs, which is valid for 30 days.

Please contact me right away, to make sure that your chosen date is available then we can make an appointment for your free Consultation.

I am available for Consultation at any day or time convenient to you.

If you prefer to phone or text: 085 831 3437 ( Same day reply within hours )
or Email: sharon (at) corkcelebrant (dot) ie  ( I will reply as soon as I am back in the office )
or submit a callback request via the Contact page