Ireland has changed significantly over the past decade and here at Drangan Video we believe this is something to be celebrated! Gone are the days when your only option for a wedding was the church or the registry office, the choices available today mean that all loved up couples in Kilkenny, Tipperary and all over Ireland can now get married in the venue of their choice.
In this wedding blog post, we are going to explore some of the many ceremony options available in Ireland today and discuss how they differ from one another.
Interfaith ceremonies are marriages between two people of different religions. Depending on the religion, you may be permitted to marry in a religious ceremony that encapsulates both of your faiths, alternatively, inter faith marriages can be performed in a registry office or as a civil ceremony.
A civil ceremony in Ireland can take place in any venue that is registered with the H.S.E. Civil ceremonies are non-religious and are legally binding once performed by a registrar on H.S.E. registered grounds.
For many decades, religious ceremonies in Ireland were the only option for couples that wished to tie the knot. That said, Catholic ceremonies are still a popular choice for many couples who have a strong faith and wish to profess their commitment to each other through in their local church or cathedral. Catholic church wedding ceremonies are performed by a priest and are legally binding.
Humanist ceremonies are on the increase in Ireland, with many couples opting for a non-religious, non-faith ceremony. Your wedding should be officiated by a ‘HAI’ certified celebrant – you’ll find a list on the Humanist Association of Ireland website. Humanist weddings are legally binding and are the perfect way to celebrate your big day if you are all faiths or none!
An alternative or independent ceremony is a non-legally binding ceremony that celebrates the coming together of a couple in a unique way. Venues do not need to be registered with the H.S.E., so you can even get married in your back garden if you like! Note that to have your marriage legally recognised, you will need to complete the necessary paperwork.
Over the past 25 years, Drangan Video has seen the landscape of weddings change in Ireland. These changes have all been incredibly positive and we are now seeing couples marry in a way that makes them truly happy. In 2019 Ireland, there are no rules, you can marry in a venue of your choosing, you can marry the person you truly love, you can write your own vows, design your ceremony from start to finish, there are no restriction on you as a couple. This positive shift means more of our citizens feel included and for that we are truly grateful.
If you are planning a wedding in Kilkenny or Tipperary and looking for a wedding videographer with a difference, please do feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video. Eamon uses only state of the art equipment and completes all editing in-house.