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    • tincat
    • By tincat 6th Mar 12, 2:12 PM
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    How much to get married in your district?
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    • 6th Mar 12, 2:12 PM
    How much to get married in your district? 6th Mar 12 at 2:12 PM
    My closest registry office is Richmond upon Thames, and they want to charge between £130 - £330 for the venue, and then another £330 - £495 for the Registration officers, depending on what day you get married.

    That does not include the fee for notices or anything.

    We are having a wedding / reception at an unlicensed venue so need to get legally married beforehand. How can I do this in an MSE way? A celebrant is costing us almost £400.

    Any pointers?
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    • tincat
    • By tincat 6th Mar 12, 2:21 PM
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    • 6th Mar 12, 2:21 PM
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    • 6th Mar 12, 2:21 PM
    Our next closest office is Kingston, which is much cheaper - between £75 - 120 depending on the day.

    As we live in Richmond borough, can we register there to do the legal bit in Kingston?
    • johannalf88
    • By johannalf88 6th Mar 12, 2:33 PM
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    • 6th Mar 12, 2:33 PM
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    • 6th Mar 12, 2:33 PM
    I have just had a quick google, (bcos it did seem a bit much) and it is £130 mon- thurs including room at the registry office. So if u r having a celebrant get married during the week at the office. Look under the spring terrace fees. It does include registrars and room. It is normal for notice not to be included, as people often give that at a different borough (has to be where you live.)

    The £330-349 is only if you are not doing it in the registry iffice but at a licences venue- like hotel etc.

    Hth.
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    • tincat
    • By tincat 6th Mar 12, 2:36 PM
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    • 6th Mar 12, 2:36 PM
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    • 6th Mar 12, 2:36 PM
    Ah, thanks - somehow I thought I read that you had to pay for the room AND then for the registration officers.

    I can breathe a bit more easily
    • johannalf88
    • By johannalf88 6th Mar 12, 2:36 PM
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    • 6th Mar 12, 2:36 PM
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    • 6th Mar 12, 2:36 PM
    Ok- next question!

    U give notice in the borough that you live in. So that would be Richmond (set at £33 ish each). You then arrange the registrars with the Kingston office completely separately. But need to provide the document u get from Richmond before they will actually marry you!
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    • cepheus
    • By cepheus 6th Mar 12, 2:37 PM
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    • 6th Mar 12, 2:37 PM
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    • 6th Mar 12, 2:37 PM
    Cost of a wife, a couple of million at least?
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    • johannalf88
    • By johannalf88 6th Mar 12, 2:44 PM
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    • 6th Mar 12, 2:44 PM
    Nah- cheaper compared to dating at least!

    And don't forget the maid/ housekeeper that you would have to hire to tidy up...
    Got the deposit & fees, just waiting for the house!
  • Olokia
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    • 6th Mar 12, 3:09 PM
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    • 6th Mar 12, 3:09 PM
    I just paid £503.50 this morning to get married in my area. Already paid the £70ish pounds last year to give notice.
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    • Brightside
    • By Brightside 6th Mar 12, 4:08 PM
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    • 6th Mar 12, 4:08 PM
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    • 6th Mar 12, 4:08 PM
    It's about £200 for us for room, notices and registrar at the local council offices.

    If we limited it to six guests and married before lunchtime mon-fri, that would drop to about £120.
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    • ellay864
    • By ellay864 6th Mar 12, 7:51 PM
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    There's so much variety. In both Cheshire East and Cheshire West it's £43.50 to get married in the registry office and makes no difference as to what day you get married on.
    But for going to a licensed venue, the cost for just the ceremony, without venue itself, varies with Cheshire West from £272 - £338. In Cheshire East they vary from £400 - £620 or a whopping £830 for a Christmas Day or Boxing Day wedding
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    • stassy23
    • By stassy23 6th Mar 12, 10:56 PM
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    in cornwall we are getting married on a friday at the register office it is £80.50 and to give notice we paid £33.50 each
    • MrsDrink
    • By MrsDrink 7th Mar 12, 7:13 AM
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    In Lincolnshire you can get married from £110.50 to £520.50 depending on where you get married, what day you want to get married on, what type of service you want (enhanced/standard), when you book it (you can't pre-book standard ceremonies over a year in advance), etc. (I haven't included church weddings here cause I don't know all there fees - although the council website does say how much for a registrar to attend - £80).


    Lincolnshire Ceremony Fees between 1st April 2012 to 1st April 2013

    ENHANCED CEREMONY - Registration Office
    Notice............................................ ......£67.00 per couple
    Monday to Thursday................................£250.00
    Friday and Saturday................................£265.00
    Sunday and Bank Holiday..........................£290.00
    Marriage or Civil Partnership Certificate........£3.50

    ENHANCED CEREMONY - Licensed Venue
    Notice............................................ ......£67.00 per couple
    Monday to Thursday................................£360.00
    Friday and Saturday................................£400.00
    Sunday and Bank Holiday..........................£450.00
    Marriage or Civil Partnership Certificate........£3.50

    STANDARD CEREMONY - Registration Office only
    Notice............................................ ..........................£67.00 per couple
    Attendance of Registration Officer(s) at the Ceremony......£40.00
    Marriage or Civil Partnership Certificate...........................£3.50
    • jemb
    • By jemb 7th Mar 12, 12:33 PM
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    North Yorks is £320 to come out and notice was £33.50 each
    Last edited by jemb; 07-03-2012 at 12:34 PM. Reason: forgot to add in deposit!
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  • kacy1988
    we're in suffolk
    it was £33 each to give notice
    £165 for the ceremony
    £3.50 per certificate


    it's not that great though. not pretty. no parking etc we're spending another £50 on taxis for alot of our guests

    it would have been another £200 to get married at our venue but we couldnt stretch to it. we're on a very tight budget
    • swampduck
    • By swampduck 9th Mar 12, 5:14 PM
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    We have paid £25 to book the registrar on the date that we want at the venue we want.
    We have yet to pay £33.50 each to declare our intention to get married and we have to pay £320 two months before the day.

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    • Skintski
    • By Skintski 9th Mar 12, 5:20 PM
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    £410 for a late afternoon Wedding in Oxfordshire at a Registry Office. £33.50 each for notice plus the cost of the certificate.

    We don't need to pay until 12 weeks before.
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