Can Any Celebrant Marry You in Ireland?
Here in Ireland there is an abundance of Celebrants (like myself) who are HSE registered Marriage Solemnisers who can legally marry you. However there is also a growing number of Celebrants who cannot legally marry you, and its very disturbing that some will use unethical tricks in order to get bookings, like:
- Using the misleading job title of “Registered Celebrant” just so you will contact them.
Once you contact a “Registered Celebrant” some may use certain other methods to entice you to book them, telling you so many things which just aren’t true.
Every couple who wishes to get married in Ireland, deserves to know that if they wish to have a non-church wedding, with a real legal marriage ceremony created to suit their own style, and personalised to their own wishes, at their own choice of marriage venue anywhere in Ireland, yes they can!
By choosing a non-denominational Celebrant or Minister like myself, who is duly authorised by the State to Solemnise legal marriage. Who will use the Legal job title of “Solemniser”, “Registered Solemniser”, or “Registered Solemniser of Marriages”.
Would you ever ask someone for building advice who wasn’t a registered builder, architect or construction tradesman of some kind, who is required by law to have a full working knowledge of the advice they are giving you?
The only personnel who are qualified to provide information to the public regarding getting legally married in Ireland, are Registered Solemnisers and those in the government department responsible for marriage registration. Because they are the only personnel required by law, to have a full working knowledge of the Marriage Act and therefore not only have the most expertise in legal marriage, but also the most experience.
If you wish to be legally married with personalised and meaningful ceremony created to your own wishes, without any need to attend the Registry Office on a separate day with your witnesses for a Registry Office marriage, you must choose a Registered Solemniser (like me) as your Celebrant who conducts non-denominational marriages.
Some important facts are:
- There is absolutely no shortage of Marriage Solemnisers in Ireland.
- Ireland will not be following in Australia’s footsteps with the registration of independent civil marriage celebrants.
- An over-supply of “Professional Celebrants” shouting loudly in the media will not influence the government’s stance on this in any way.
If you wish to be legally married in Ireland with a personalised ceremony of your own style, your celebrant must (like myself) be duly authorised and recognised by the HSE as a Registered Solemniser of Marriages.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an obligation-free quick chat to answer any questions you might have. I would be honoured to work with you.