Marriage/Civil Partnership

To enquire about a wedding or civil partnership ceremony please complete the Marriage/Civil Partnership Enquiry Form. We can then advise you about the availability of a registrar, if you are planning a civil ceremony and also explain the process for religious or belief (eg Humanist) ceremonies.

Timescales for submitting paperwork

We’ll provide a detailed checklist of the paperwork and fees required and how to submit these.

The earliest you can submit your marriage/civil partnership paperwork is three months in advance.

The suggested notice is 6 - 8 weeks before your ceremony.

The absolute minimum required is for us to receive all forms, documents and fees a minimum of 29 days before your wedding.

However we do not recommend leaving it this close to the deadline and ask you to contact us as soon as possible so that we can advise you.

There is more information available from the National Record of Scotland website: