No more than 5 people to attend a marriage or civil partnership ceremony (or 6 where an interpreter is necessary). This figure represents the minimum number of participants for a legal ceremony in Scotland (the couple; two witnesses; the registrar or celebrant; and any interpreter). As before, no receptions are to take place anywhere in level 4. Venues must also continue to be able to safely accommodate those attending, with appropriate physical distancing and other safety measures remaining in place.
From 8 August wearing a face covering will become compulsory at certain indoor premises. Everyone attending an indoor marriage or civil partnership service in a place of worship or wedding venue or Registration office will be required by law to wear a face covering. This also includes the couple to be married or entering into a civil partnership. children under the age of 5 are not required to wear a face covering.
West Dunbartonshire Registrars are now able to accept notice of marriage or civil partnership. Marriage/Civil Partnership notices with witness sheet and all original documents should be posted to the district of where you are getting married. If you are getting married in West Dunbartonshire please post paperwork to:
Registrars of Births etc.
If you live local and wish to hand deliver your paperwork, please contact the office on 01389 738350 (Monday –Friday 9am-4am) for more information.
When we receive your paperwork we will contact you to take payment by card over the phone.
Couples must give a minimum of 29 days notice from when we receive and process your paperwork. For more information please contact the registrars on 01389 738350 (Monday-Friday 9am-4pm)
If you have already submitted notice to the registrar for an earlier date that had to be postponed and now plan to have your ceremony later this year please contact us on 01380 738350 (Monday-Friday 9am-4pm).
For all weddings, three months before your wedding date you need to contact the Registration office for the district where your marriage ceremony will take place. You will be provided with the Marriage Notice Form (M10) , the Marriage in Scotland leaflet and a Witness Details form.
You must submit your notice papers and supporting documentation at least 29 days before your ceremony. All paperwork for West Dunbartonshire needs to be submitted to our Dumbarton Office.
You can submit notice no more than 3 months before the date of your marriage, but ideally you should do this 8 - 10 weeks before.
Please note that the Registrar will require to see all ORIGINAL documents.
When giving or sending the marriage notice forms to the registrar, each of you must supply the following:
The fee for submitting notice for a marriage conducted by anyone other than a registrar (e.g. Minister/Priest or Humanist) is £70.00. The fee must be paid at the same time as you submit your notice papers.