Sooooooo, money huh?
Let’s make it less awkward. How much does it cost to be legally married by me?
For 2022 weddings, I charge a basic fee of £370.
I add on a flat expenses rate of £30. This is based on a wedding within two hours of my house. It will change if your wedding involves an overnight stay, ferry, flight etc. If your wedding is over two hours travel, there will be an additional £50 per hour (or part thereof) travel time (charged one way only). That’s cos driving a long way by myself is boring and if I’m going to do it, I’m going to make it worth my while.
Every couple who gets married in Scotland must pay £100 to the Registrar closest to their venue when they lodge their Marriage Notice paperwork.
In order to confirm your booking, you join Humanist Society Scotland. You can do this here. It will cost you £85 (£80 for a two year wedding couple’s membership + £5 admin fee)
Altogether? £585. That’s right, isn’t it? It’s right of today, anyway.
All these fees are subject to change and my price will be increasing to £500 for weddings in 2023/24. No idea what the registrars will be charging by then.
Awkward questions answered…..one.
Awkward IRL conversations…nil. Result.