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    • CommentAuthorRachelM708
      Posted: Sep 20th 2016
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    Hi all I'm new I'm getting married on the 16th march 2019. I have everything booked i.e. Venue etc but for some reason I can't book a registrar till 1 year before the actual wedding day. Has anyone else had this problem ??
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    • TheNewMrsBarrett
      CommentAuthorTheNewMrsBarrett
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Sep 20th 2016
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    We couldn't book ours until 12 months before either. I just made sure I rang first thing in the morning and that way I got the time I wanted lol xx
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    • CommentAuthorRachelM708
      Posted: Sep 20th 2016
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    I find it strange that you can book the venue and all the rest in advance so you can save or pay it in instalments but not the registrar I'm worried that when I go and book I'll get told I can't have that date when the date is very special to me as it's 2 days after my mums birthday and the day is my best mates daughters birthday. I originally wanted the 15th as it was between the 2 days but the 15th didn't fall on a weekend so we opted for the 16th. Both my mum and my adopted niece (best mates daughter) are both no longer with us as they both passed very young. So the date is extremely important
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    • TheNewMrsBarrett
      CommentAuthorTheNewMrsBarrett
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Sep 20th 2016
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    I think you'll be ok as long as you ring first thing on the morning of the 16th, hopefully that way you will the first person to book that day and have more choice of times of ceremony xx
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    • CommentAuthorRachelM708
      Posted: Sep 20th 2016
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    Thank you.
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    • TheNewMrsBarrett
      CommentAuthorTheNewMrsBarrett
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Sep 20th 2016
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    You're welcome hon, I must admit that I agree with you about not being able to book your registrar well in advance when you can book everything else 2 years in advance! I think it's strange that every council seems to have different rules about how far in advance you can book, I'd have thought it would (and should) be the same rule across the country lol xx
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    • EmmaM1435
      CommentAuthorEmmaM1435
      Got married 28 months ago
      Posted: Sep 21st 2016
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    Hi welcome to the site, I think it must depend on where you live, because we don't get married until October 2018 and we booked our registrar about 5 months ago (so 2 1/2 years before our wedding), we have to wait until the year before to give notice which is about £100, but the actual registrar fees have already been paid and secured our date.
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    • TheNewMrsBarrett
      CommentAuthorTheNewMrsBarrett
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Sep 21st 2016
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    Yeah Emma, it varies around the country it seems. Some areas let you book/ reserve your date well in advance and others (like ours) only let you book or reserve 12 months before xx
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    • StephanieM158
      CommentAuthorStephanieM158
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Sep 22nd 2016
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    I had to wait until prescisely one year before the date! xx

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    • EmmaM1435
      CommentAuthorEmmaM1435
      Got married 28 months ago
      Posted: Sep 22nd 2016
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    How frustrating for you guys!! counting myself lucky in this case, as I'd be tearing my hair out!
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    • CommentAuthorRachelM708
      Posted: Sep 22nd 2016
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    It is frustrating Emma lol. I'm defo going to be ringing the registrar first thing as soon as I'm able to.
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    • JoanneM8473
      CommentAuthorJoanneM8473
      Posted: Sep 30th 2016
     
    Hi it definitely varies from council to council we booked our Venue back in February and they got in contact with the registrars who then contacted us to secure the date and time of our wedding. We also had to pay a small deposit to secure our wedding date! Will now need to next contact them a year before our wedding x
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    • Duostar
      CommentAuthorDuostar
      Got married 34 months ago
      Posted: Oct 1st 2016
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    I am in this exact situation. My wedding date is not until 7th April 2018 but it looks like I can't book the registrar until 12 months before. I have sent them an enquiry form to check if that definitely is the case. But I'm reserving the date for my venue regardless!!

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    • MaxineP89
      CommentAuthorMaxineP89
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Oct 3rd 2016
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    We booked our venue in Feb this year and booked our registrar at the same time. Although we have to confirm and make a final booking this November (12 months before the actual wedding)

    Different areas/councils have different rule I beleive

    Looking forward to becoming the 3rd and last Mrs McLauchlan


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    • Wizbit89
      CommentAuthorWizbit89
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Oct 11th 2016
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    definitely depends on the area I think. we get married may 2018 and I booked the registrar about 3 months ago paying a £50 deposit to secure the date and time, we cant give notice or find out who our registrar will be until much closer to the time though x
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    • Ambery21
      CommentAuthorAmbery21
      Getting married in 3 months
      Posted: Oct 11th 2016
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    different registras do things differently i can book my registras next year for 2021
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    • CloeB43
      CommentAuthorCloeB43
      Got married 29 months ago
      Posted: Sep 3rd 2017
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    I am having the same nightmare.
    We booked our venue in April 2017 and get married 7 September 2018.
    Ive booked the day off work to ring at 9am !! - I know sad
    I just think its crazy also to let you pay to reserve venue but not book a registrar ??
    So many what ifs going through my head.....stressing if i cant get a registrar ???
    We're in the Lancashire area and its definitely 12months minimum.
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    • Emily17
      CommentAuthorEmily17
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Sep 3rd 2017
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    Hope you get it sorted Cloe xx

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    • Rebecca90x
      CommentAuthorRebecca90x
      Got married 30 months ago
      Posted: Sep 21st 2017
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    Yes we was the same I get married on 11th august next year and I had my venue booked in February 2016.

    Only on the 11th august this year was I allowed to call the registrar office and make a provisional booking.

    I was really worried about the time but honestly it was a really quick process and they were very reassuring beforehand that there wouldn't be a problem getting a registrar.

    The best advice I can give is exactly 12 months to the day ring them first thing- I was on the phone at 9am because then you are pretty much guaranteed to get the time that you want.

    We had our notice of marriage meeting last Wednesday and as long as no problems occur within 28 days we are all set to go :-)
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    • MaxineP89
      CommentAuthorMaxineP89
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Sep 21st 2017
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    We booked our registrars exactly one year to the day we were due to get married.
    We had already booked the venue, and had everything crossed that they could fit us in.
    Luckily we had no problems

    Looking forward to becoming the 3rd and last Mrs McLauchlan


 
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