Thinking about proposing?

It’s the run up to Valentine’s Day and romance is in the air.

Book a registrar

Unsurprisingly, 14 February is one of the most popular days of the year for a marriage proposal. If you are thinking of getting married or having a civil partnership there are a lot of things to consider but one of the most important things is booking a registrar to conduct the ceremony.

Marriage Schedule

You also need to give at least 29 days’ notice at your local registration office of your intention to marry. The Marriage Schedule is a very important document for those getting married as no marriage can proceed without it. It is prepared by the registrar from the information that you provide them.

We can help

The procedure of booking a registrar and the thought of accompanying paperwork can sound complicated but the good news is that it doesn’t need to be. Midlothian Council’s helpful Registration Service can help you through the process. There are many advantages to getting married using the registrar or a celebrant from Midlothian Council. One of the main reasons is everything is completed by the registrar from starting the process to issuing your marriage certificate.


There are several venues in Midlothian to have your ceremony or you could choose to get married in Old Fairfield House, a Victorian villa in Dalkeith with attractive gardens which is part of Midlothian Council’s offices.  

To find out more:

Book an appointment to meet with the Registrar to talk through your requirements by emailing [email protected] or calling 0131 271 3281

Midlothian Council’s website provides lots of useful information for those planning to get married or having a civil ceremony. For more information  search for 'arranging a marriage' .


11 Feb 2019