As wedding celebrants are set to be a wedding trend this year, we thought we’d answer some of the most frequently asked wedding celebrant questions. If you have any more, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to answer your queries.
1. Where can I get married?
At Marry Me Ireland, you can get married in almost any location. The only exception is privately owned property that you can’t get permission, from the owners, to have your wedding ceremony on. We have had wedding ceremonies everwhere from hotel and castle locations to street and park/mountain locations. It is completely up to the couple where they want to say ‘I Do’.
2. We don’t want any wedding guests, is that okay?
It is perfectly fine if you want a private wedding with just you and your significant other. This type of wedding ceremony can be just as special as bigger weddings and the sole focus is on your love for each other.
3. Is it legal?
Unfortunately, it is not legal to marry with a wedding celebrant yet. The legal bit has to be done in a registry office but it only takes 10 minutes. Most couples who do this just pop down to the registry office in casual wear and don’t make a fuss about the day.
4. How far in advance should I book my wedding celebrant?
We have never turned a couple away, no matter how short notice we’ve been given. Ideally you should give us a couple of months notice so we can create a personal ceremony, but if you have decided to have a wedding ceremony last minute, that is perfectly fine too.
5. I am divorced, can I still have a wedding ceremony with a celebrant?
Yes, unlike some other organisations, we do not discriminate against couples who have been previously married. Wedding celebrants only care about creating and delivery the perfect ceremony for you, it makes no difference how many times you or your partner have been married.
6. I am having a same sex wedding, does Marry Me Ireland marry same sex couples?
At Marry Me Ireland, we strongly believe that love is love. All love is equal and it makes absolutely no difference to us who someone falls in love with. In fact, to us there are no ‘same-sex’ weddings there are just ‘weddings’.
7. How long is the ceremony?
The length of your wedding ceremony is completely up to you. The wedding celebrant is in no rush and your wedding will be the only wedding they will perform on the day, so it can be as long or as short as you please.
8. How does it differ from a Church wedding?
The main difference between Church weddings and weddings with a wedding celebrant is that weddings with Marry Me Ireland are tailored to your exact needs and wants. We don’t insist that you say or do anything that you don’t want to, so your ceremony will be one of a kind.
9. If I want religious elements to my wedding, is that okay?
If you want to add religious elements to your wedding ceremony that is completely up to you, it’s your day. The same goes for couples who don’t want religion referenced at all.
10. Are there any ceremonies that you can incorporate into my wedding ceremony?
A lot of couples who get married with Marry Me Ireland incorporate traditional or contemporary ceremonies into their wedding. Our most popular are handfasting, sand blending, wine box, and candle lighting ceremonies.
Here at Marry Me Ireland we have a wide variety of exceptional celebrants who can deliver the wedding ceremony of your dreams – traditional, unique or otherwise. So get in touch today and we can start planning your special day!