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How much to get married in your district?
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Old 06-03-2012, 2:12 PM
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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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Old 06-03-2012, 2:21 PM
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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?
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Old 06-03-2012, 2:33 PM
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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.

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Old 06-03-2012, 2:36 PM
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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
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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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Old 06-03-2012, 2:37 PM
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Cost of a wife, a couple of million at least?
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Nah- cheaper compared to dating at least!

And don't forget the maid/ housekeeper that you would have to hire to tidy up...
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Old 06-03-2012, 3:09 PM
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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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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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Old 06-03-2012, 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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Old 06-03-2012, 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
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Old 07-03-2012, 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
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:33 PM
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North Yorks is 320 to come out and notice was 33.50 each
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Old 09-03-2012, 1:23 PM
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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
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Old 09-03-2012, 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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Old 09-03-2012, 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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