12/07/2007 at 10:01
I thought I'd start a thread on how much registrars charge for Civil Ceremony's according to different councils.
It appears standard that everyone pays £30 each for giving notice and £3.50 for the marriage certificate but then costs vary.
I am having a civil ceremony at a venue in Bedfordshire and am paying £ 400 for the registrar.
I thought it may help those on a budget look at their venue locations with this in mind.
12/07/2007 at 10:04
Yeh I nearly fainted at the cost - costing me £335 for registrar plus £300 hire for the room. It's ridiculous. If I didn't have an aversion to all things religious I'd have it in a church just to save money!
12/07/2007 at 10:06
Friends of mine are getting married on the 1st september. They have paid £65 upfront then on the day have to pay a further £45.
12/07/2007 at 10:08
we live in lancashire and our registrar fee is £275 just shows how different it is across the country x
12/07/2007 at 10:10
We are in Leics, we had to pay £30 each for legal notice, marriage certificates will be £3.50 and we have £275 left to pay x x
12/07/2007 at 13:03
Looks like we get a good deal in Herefordshire. Its £30 each to give notice then £40 for the registrar and ceremony . Marriage certs are £3.50
12/07/2007 at 14:09
i rang the registrar today to get a rough idea of costs and what the process was of when we could serve notice etc! even though we r not gettin married till 2009, wanted to have a rough idea! the charges at the moment are £281 but not sure about anythin extra like certificate etc, i didnt realise which venue u chose within the town made a difference. we are getting married at the marsham court hotel in bournemouth xxx
12/07/2007 at 14:14
I was shocked when i found out how much registrars charge. I live in enfield on the the border of london/middx and they want £420 for the registrars fee and that doesn't include licence or cetificates! nearly fell over when she said it!
12/07/2007 at 14:52
I was told by the registrar it would cost me £100.50. Not really a lot compared to some of your costs. That's in Ballymena, N Ireland
13/07/2007 at 04:23
Like everyone else £30 each to give notice and £45 on the day. But its £8.50 for the certificate rising to £10 if you get one later?:\? We then have a traveling fee of £175 because its outside the registry office. So...find the calculator.....thats £288.50. Thats Argyle and Bute in Scotland.
13/07/2007 at 05:09
The Oxfordshire registrar charges £385 for a ceremony in a licensed venue (it is considerably less for a registry office ceremony but I can't remember how much) which includes the cost of one certificate. Additional certificates are £7.50 each.
13/07/2007 at 06:54
Im getting married in glasgow and its cost us £210 roughly for the regisrar alone. i didnt realise it cost this much and when asked for the money i was gobsmacked!!
13/07/2007 at 07:03
In Liverpool, I am paying £30 each to give notice, £3.50 for the certificate, and £40 for the registrar. I thought everyone paid the same, I didn't realise it cost more in other counties!
13/07/2007 at 07:46
We paid £30 each to give notice and it's going to cost £40 for the ceremony on the day in Merton (London). We booked the smallest room at the registry office to have the ceremony in though as we're having our proper ceremony where we exchange rings etc overseas and are looking at it as getting the paperwork done. Some of the other rooms at the registry office cost around £400!
13/07/2007 at 08:06
my mate is gettin married next year and paying £500 and that's without room hire at her venue on top. it a scandal the prices of things, but if we did'nt pay for the legal stuff we'd not be married so this is one area we can't save on!
15/07/2007 at 07:08
Oh my god can't believe you lot are paying that much. We paid £30 each for intention to marry, then £54.00 on the day for the registra, that includes certificate. They come to the church which is costing £220.00 but still a lot cheaper than most quoted here.
15/07/2007 at 08:59
We paid £70 for the licence and the church will cost £400 so cheap compared to some register offices!
15/07/2007 at 13:42
Again - standard £30 each to give legal notice in our own council district then we have been quoted £350 for the registrar to attend - little more expensive than usual as we are marrying on a Sunday but in Aug 2008 so by the time we do it they will have increased the charges, been told it will be around 10% more - and same as all the other ladies, we have paid £350 to hire the room and it will be £3.50 for the licence on top of that..............thinking of becoming an internet minister ordained in the chapel of Spongebob Squarepants - I could apply to be authorised to perform all manner of wedding events - hire me - I will only charge petrol and a bag of cheese and onion crisps - bargain!!!
15/07/2007 at 18:10
(This post has been deleted.)
16/07/2007 at 02:08
We paid £30 for notification and have to pay £275 for the registrar who is coming to our venue, plus £3.50 for each copy of the marriage certificate! This wedding stuff is a money eating monster machine!!! As soon as you mention marriage or weddings, they bleed you dry!!

Which online planning tools would you find useful?