Why choose a Registrar for your ceremony?

Why should I choose a Registrar from Argyll and Bute?

Ask any newly married couple and they’ll tell you that organising a wedding can be stressful - there’s so much to plan. Here in Argyll and Bute, we want the run up to your big day to be an enjoyable experience, which is why our team of professional, experienced registrars are only too happy to help guide you through all the legal requirements. Not only will we help you to ensure that everything is completed as smoothly as possible, we will create a bespoke ceremony that is truly personal and unique to you. Unlike religious and non-belief ceremonies, there will be no need to attend the office to collect your marriage schedule prior to your wedding, or return it, as this is included in our service, giving you one less thing to worry about.

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Do Registrars have any hidden cost?

There are no hidden extra charges, our fees include the processing of all your legal paperwork, personal ceremony, Registrar's travel and a certificate.

 

Are your Registrars qualified?

All our Registrars are very experienced and have participated in many ceremonies over the years. All new staff are given authority by the Registrar General and full training is provided by an experienced Registrar before they can conduct a ceremony on their own. 

Some of our Registrars have even undertaking a qualification in the Proficiency of the Law and Practice of Registration in Scotland, which is a recognised by the Association of Registrars of Scotland, the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and National Records of Scotland.  This qualification is not mandatory for conducting ceremonies.

 

Why should I have a Registrar deliver my ceremony?

Standing up in front of your friends and family can be a nerve wracking experience but the Argyll and Bute Registrars will be on hand to put your mind at ease and help you through every step of the way. We will guide you on the day making sure you know where to go and what you need to say - you don't need to worry about learning your lines or forgetting what to say.

 

Is a Registrar ceremony not short and basic?

A Registrar ceremony is whatever you want it to be. We want to help you to make your big day a truly memorable occasion for you and your guests. The ceremony can be as long as you wish it to be, and ideas and suggestions can be discussed with the Registrar beforehand. Our motto is ‘It is your day so we do it your way’ and our focus is on making it possible for couples to have the day they are dreaming of.

 

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Can process the paperwork and register the marriage

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Ceremony can include personal content about the couple

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Couple must join the organisation

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Can the person conducting the ceremony take the marriage schedule to the wedding

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Meet the celebrant before the ceremony if requested

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Ceremony to be conducted outside

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Ceremony to include Hand-fasting or drinking from the Quaich

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Conduct a Same-sex marriage

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Ceremony to take place in a Church/Place of Worship

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Ceremony can include religious content

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