Marriage and Civil Ceremonies

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Counting down to your Big Day....

Courtesy of Margaret Soraya Photography
24 Months

Follow us on social media to keep up to date with everything you need to know about getting married in Scotland.

You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest using @abregistrars or click the icons below.


12 Months

Book your venue & reception

Contact the registrar to check availability and secure your date, call 01546605521

or contact us using the form below..

Make sure to check out our list of local venues to help you pick the perfect place to say “I Do”


2022 - Photo Courtesy of Calum Riddell - Lochgoilhead
Photo courtesy of Calum Riddell
Photos courtesy of My Islay Wedding
Photo courtesy of My Islay Wedding
9 Months

Think about taking out a wedding insurance policy

Choose your wedding party

Contact your suppliers, make sure to check out our directory of suppliers based here in Argyll and Bute!


6 Months

Start thinking about the documents you will need to supply to support your marriage paperwork application.

If either of you are not British Citizens or have been in a previous marriage or civil partnership, there may be additional requirements.


Photo courtesy of Natalie Holt Photography
2022 - Photo Courtesy of Calum Riddell
4 Months

Start thinking about what you would like said during your ceremony.

Would you like to write your own vows? Would you like to involve your friends and family in the ceremony? Do you have a favourite reading or poem you would like performed?

Make sure to check out our ceremony pages and Pinterest page for ideas.


3 Months

You can submit your marriage paperwork from 3 months prior to your marriage

Click below to download the forms you require to submit to the registrar.


Photo taken by Fern Photography
Photo courtesy of Fern Photography
Courtesy of Ian Arthur Photography
2 Months

Contact the registrar with any requirements for your ceremony.

Choose music and readings if required

Make sure your paperwork has been submitted or will be very soon.


1 Month

Your marriage paperwork MUST be with the registrar for 29 days prior to your date of marriage to allow your marriage schedule to be issued prior to your date of marriage.

The relevant fees must also have been paid.


My Islay Wedding Photography
Photo Courtesy of My Islay Wedding
Courtesy of Lena Sabala Photography
On the Day

When you choose a registrar for your wedding they will bring the schedule on the day and take it away to be registered, one less job for you!

All you have to do on the day is enjoy yourself!

Remember to tag us in your social media posts using #abregistrars


Annalisa and Robert - Bill Baillie Photography
Photo Courtesy of Bill Ballie

After the Big Day

Once you have come back down from cloud nine and have had a chance to rest and enjoy some time as newlyweds we would like to ask you a favour.

Our registrars work hard to promote marriage in Argyll and Bute and want to make your special day as perfect as it can be, we really appreciate when our couples send in testimonials and pictures of their experience with the team.

 It also helps couples planning their day to choose to come to Argyll and Bute, so if you can please click the link below to tell us about your day.