Whether your intend to have a civil, religious or other belief system marriage the Registrar must deal with the legal formalities to your wedding.
Marriage Notice forms (M10) must be completed by both the bride and groom and returned to the Registration Office of the district where the marriage is to take place. They can be submitted up to 3 months in advance. Please see Marriage Notice - Scotland: Form M10.We would recommend that Marriage Notice forms be returned at least 4 to 6 weeks before the date of the ceremony. However, the minimum period the notices must be submitted is 15 days before the date of the proposed marriage.
General guidance on the legal formalities to marriage can be found in the Marriage in Scotland Leaflet (Leaflet RM1).
Two witnesses aged over 16 years are required on the day of your wedding.
Additional documents are required when you submit your Marriage Notice forms. They are:-
If you are subject to marriage laws outwith the United Kingdom we may also require:-
If any of your documents are not in written English, you must provide a certified translation along with your original documents.
If you are planning to get married in the UK and you are subject to Immigration Control, you will require to contact the Home Office.
Please contact the Registrar as soon as possible for relevant advice.
Please contact the Registration Office for current fees.
Please contact the Registrar in Alloa as soon as you have decided on your preferred date to ensure that a Registrar will be available for your marriage. The Registrar will be happy to advise you on personalising your ceremony to provide a ceremony that is unique to you. Please also see our publication 'Ceremonies in Clackmannanshire' below.
Civil marriages can take place either in the Registration Office in Alloa; approved venues; certain designated halls within Clackmannanshire or anywhere else within the County subject to the necessary approval being obtained.
If you prefer a religious or other belief system ceremony, you should contact your minister, priest or celebrant to agree on a date and time as soon as possible.
Either the bride or groom must attend personally at the Registrars’ office within 7 days prior to your wedding to collect the Marriage Schedule. The Schedule must be given to the person performing your wedding before the ceremony. After your marriage, the Schedule must be returned to the Registrar within 3 days in order that your marriage can be registered.
Contact details for the General Register Office for Scotland can be found using the link below:
Contact details for the Home Office can be found using the link below:
You can also link to information on Immigration Control/obtaining a UK Visa:
Speirs Centre, Primrose Place, Alloa, FK10 1AD
Tel: 01259 723850 / 450000 Fax: 01259 723365