Civil ceremonies

Civil ceremonies may be shorter, but are no less special!

Enhance your Civil Ceremony with your personal choice of songs.

See below for an idea of where music can be added to create the most atmosphere at your service.

A civil registrar ceremony is a non-religious legal marriage ceremony performed by a government official or functionary.

Civil ceremony packages start at €450* which includes both Joanna and her accompanist.

*Travel 1HR outside of Dublin is charged per mile. We do our best to keep this fee as small as possible for all our couples.

In some offices you will be asked to confirm the readings /music for your ceremony, and your intention to go ahead about one month before the ceremony, by post with the registrar who will carry out your ceremony so do make sure it is permitted in advance.

A sample Civil Ceremony layout

Music for guests

Entrance Music

Opening Words from the celebrant – welcoming of family and friends to your special day

Music

An Opening Prayer Or First Reading – There is a lot of flexibility with civil ceremonies, readings can be meaningful or humorous, you choose!

IF desired music can be played softly while readings are being said

Definition Of Marriage

Wedding Vows – Have the celebrant read theirs or write your own

Music

Second Reading – As above

Exchange Of Rings

Music

Lighting Of Candle

Signing of the register

Declaration Of Marriage

Closing

Presenting the newlyweds – I give you Mr & Mrs

Recessional Music