Civil Marriages - Personalised to suit your individual requirements
Your Civil Marriage is unique to you and can include music, personal vows and readings/poems. You may wish to include a quaich, candle or Celtic knot ceremony. Aberdeenshire Registrars will try to make your day as memorable as possible.
When you have decided on a date and venue for your Civil
Marriage you should contact the appropriate Registration Office
as soon as possible. Registrars will be delighted to offer
assistance and advice on any aspect of your forthcoming marriage. You can choose to get married in one of our Registration Offices, at an approved, or a temporary approved venue. A Civil Marriage is purely secular therefore no religious content is permitted.
Whether you are having a Civil or Religious marriage you will need to complete and submit Marriage Notice forms (MN10's) and the additional information sheet no more than 3 months and no less than 14 days prior to the date of the marriage. You will be required to submit further documentation as detailed in the Guidance to Marriage in Scotland leaflet (RM1).
If you are coming to Scotland to get marred and you are subject to immigration control, it is advisable to check the Registrar General's advice to reduce the risk of marriage tourists running into visa problems at the ports when they arrive.