Confirmation that the Registrars are available for the chosen date & time is crucial, so you need to contact our local office:
Bodmin Registrar 66 St Nicholas St Bodmin Cornwall PL31 1AG
t: 0300 1234181
(they're usually open Mon-Fri 9am-2pm, but it’s not always easy to get someone so we suggest emailing them straight away...)
For all the legal bits and technicalities in advance of the wedding and at the booking stage you must contact them direct as we’re not empowered to give out the rules and regs – and they can be a bit more complicated than you might think. We’ve got wonderful local Registrars with years of experience who will answer all your questions and guide you through the process. Their fees are also quite separate from ours – currently running at about £400 for marriage at an approved venue like ours.
If you live abroad or one of you is a non-UK citizen the rules are different; a little complicated & quite strict. The period of residency required for the formal notice of marriage to be given is crucial & we’ve had couples living in Australia whose plans foundered due to the residency rules. This doesn’t mean it’s difficult to arrange; just that a bit more planning is needed to comply with everything – if you don’t, the marriage isn’t legal which rather takes the gilt off the gingerbread.