- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
We were doing a rough breakdown of prices for the wedding yesterday, based on internet searches. We’re having a Church wedding, and the Registrar will be coming out to legally marry us there.
So, according to the local Registry Office website, it costs £35 to give notice of our intention to marry.
And then, if we want the Registrar to come to our church for the wedding, on a Saturday, it’s an additional £440!
£440 to get someone to come along with a piece of paper for us to sign. I mean, holy moly.
If we get married just quietly in their office with a couple of witnesses? £49.
That’s a £391 difference between doing in at their place and doing it at mine.
Does that sound right, or am I totally misinterpreting the website? It is local government, so it’s not very clear. This is what they’ve put:
Notice of a marriage – £35.00.
The cost of registration at:
*****shire Register Office, Shire Hall – £49.00.
Ceremony rooms at our registration offices
1st April 2012 – 31st March 2013 £150.00.
1st April 2013 – 31st March 2015 £175.00.
For weddings which take place at one of our approved venues, the fee for the registrar’s attendance:
1st April 2011 – 31st March 2013
Monday – Thursday £320.00 Fridays – £390.00 Saturdays – £420.00 Sundays & Bank Holidays – £460.00
1st April 2013 – 31st March 2015
Monday – Thursday £340.00 Fridays – £410.00 Saturdays – £440.00 Sundays & Bank Holidays – £480.00
Fees are due 12 weeks before the ceremony date.
So a total of £475 to get legally married in a Church, but only £84 if we nip down earlier in the week? I think I know what I’d prefer…