I've just rang the registry office to book an appointment for the notice of my marriage and been told there is a 70 pound charge for this on top of the 545 pounds I'm paying the registrar I'm quite disgusted how expensive it is just to get married
Hi Alys yes we knew about the £70 but it is less than £300 for coming to the ceremony venue it depends on how for they are based from your venue :)
We found this too :(
I know its expensive, but you cant get married without it x
The registrar told me about it when I booked them so I could get it straight in the budget x
Sorry, I know this will make me unpopular but i don't think it's unreasonable at all. The notice of marriage is a legal requirement and is no different to the banns that are announced in church. The attendance charge (whether its £300 or £500) is to pay for the attendance of two registrars to attend the venue you have chosen to conduct your ceremony and provide all the paperwork. They are professional people who have a legal and civil responsibility to undertake. If it's too expensive you can choose to get married at the Civic offices (registry office) many of which are stunning (my local one is an old Georgian House in the middle of an award winning park- only reason we didn't choose it is because we want to do everything in one place without transport). I promise I'm not a registrar even though I know it must sound like I am, but of all the costs involved in our wedding, this is one I really don't think is unreasonable.
It is bad they didn't tell you this before but I wish it was that for mine. It's £800 for our banns and ceremony and we've been told that's cheap for a church wedding.
The price is big but that covers quite a lot so once you think about what the price covers it then sounds more reasonable. First thing you should do is look into all the prices for fees so you can budget for it, as you cant get married without it. X
I was told the cost of this when I booked the registrar, I think they should've told you so you had a heads up!
Yeah that's what I'm mad about I wasn't told about this so we didnt plan for it
It was a shock for us! but we can't get married with out lol.