This blog post is specifically written for those who may be considering visiting Ireland to get married. Year on year we are seeing couples from all over the world who have chosen Ireland as their ideal wedding destination. This upsurge in destination weddings is most welcome across the country and you can be assured that you will receive a warm Irish welcome wherever you go.
Here at Drangan Video in Tipperary our wedding video season is in full swing, we are looking forward to shooting weddings in Thurles, Cashel and Clonmel next weekend, over the coming weeks we are looking forward to filming weddings in many other beautiful romantic wedding locations in Ireland.
We’re not blowing our own trumpet here, but Ireland is one of THE most romantic destinations you can possibly imagine. Castles, loughs, folklore and scenery all combine to make Ireland the perfect choice for the most important day of your life.
Let’s take a look at some of the steps you will need to take to plan your Irish wedding.
Some of the legalities:
To marry in Ireland you must be at least 18 old.
Should you wish to marry in a church, this must be your first wedding.
Three months notice is required to be given to a registrar in person so you will have to make two trips.
A €200 fee will be required to obtain your marriage registration form from the registrar.
You will require passports and birth certificates.
For civil ceremonies / non-religious ceremonies for those who may be remarrying, you will require official documentation that supports your entitlement to remarry (divorce papers, dissolution papers or death certificates).
Getting married in a Church:
For those of you who wish to have a Catholic ceremony, you will need to ensure the following:
That you and your intended spouse are confirmed Catholics (exceptions may be granted, however this will need to be discussed with your chosen priest).
As well as the points listed in the previous section you will also need to provide a baptismal cert, confirmation cert and a letter of freedom from your current parish.
As with all Catholic marriages you will be required to undertake a marriage preparation course. Your chosen priest or a registrar will be happy to provide recommendations.
Planning the Wedding:
Once you have all the legalities in place, it’s truly time to start planning your dream Irish wedding.
Ireland has a wealth of wedding venues for you to choose from, whether you’re looking forward to a fairy tale castle or a lakeside retreat, you will find that your options are many.
Because you will be doing a lot of your planning from outside the country, we would highly recommend hiring the services of a professional wedding planner. A strong wedding planner will be able to organise everything from the entertainment and décor right through to transportation, beauty treatments and wedding videographer hire.
Getting in touch with us
Over the last decade we have worked with many couples who have chosen Ireland as their dream wedding destination and we are always happy to provide advice, recommendations and assistance whenever we can.
Drangan Video provides professional wedding videography services right across the island of Ireland and are available throughout the year. Whether you are planning a summer wedding in Tipperary or a winter wonderland wedding in the Kingdom of Kerry, you can be assured that Drangan Video will be with you every step of the way.
Get in touch with Eamon today for a free no-obligation Videography quotation and some expert advice on planning your wedding in Ireland.