Do we have to have wedding rings?
Your Registrar will check beforehand about whether you will
be exchanging one or two rings. If you choose not to have rings,
be assured that this does not affect the validity of your marriage
How can we make our ceremony special?
Talk to your Registrar about any enhancements you would like,
such as readings or poetry – your Registrar should see them
before the day.
If we are getting married outside, what happens if it’s raining
on the day?
When you are booking your ceremony, your Registrar will
explain that you must have a wet weather alternative in case
of poor conditions.
Are there any residential qualifications to be married in
Scotland and what documents do we need when we are
submitting marriage notice forms?
Although there are no residential qualifications for getting married
in Scotland, your Registrar will explain all the legal requirements
for your wedding. You can also find these on form RM1 which is
available from any Registrar’s office in Scotland or downloaded
the National Registration Office
Can we have photographs taken and a film recording of our
There are guidelines to ensure that photography or filming does
not distract from the dignity and solemnity of the ceremony.
Your Registrar will advise you on this when you are making
arrangements. You will be asked if you wish your photograph
taken for inclusion in our online wedding gallery and our
Can we throw confetti?
Confetti can be used, but only outside the building. Please
remind your guests to dispose of empty boxes carefully.
‘‘Thank you for making our day extra special. You made it so very
easy and relaxed which is just how we wanted it.’’