“Marriage is the weaving together of families, of two souls with their individual fates and destinies, of time and eternity – everyday life married to the timeless mysteries of the soul”
~ Thomas Moore
The role of the One Spirit Interfaith Minister is to help you as couple reflect deeply about the purpose of your relationship, the vision for your life together and how you would like to express your intentions in your wedding ceremony.
What’s particularly wonderful about an Interfaith ceremony is that we offer you complete freedom and flexibility in choosing your content.
Each ceremony is a personal reflection of who you are as a couple and where you are heading together.
You can create your own vows and work with your Celebrant to design a meaningful ceremony which can include your favourite readings and music.
You and your Celebrant will agree on any meetings you would like (in person, by phone or on Skype) and agree the process for completion of the various drafts.
You may want to include any or all of the following in your ceremony:
Music and entrance
Declaration of no impediment (needed for a legal marriage)
Expression of intent (needed for a legal marriage)
Blessings and exchanging of rings
Prayer of blessing
Signing of Marriage Registration Form (needed for a legal marriage)
These are only suggestions of course. Apart from the legal requirements the ceremony will be created to include exactly what you both want. Typically a ceremony would be 30 – 45 minutes.
FAQ’s about Weddings
1. Check that the Minister you want is available on your proposed date.
2. Make an appointment with the local Registrar on a date no less than three months prior to your wedding date, ( eg if your wedding date is 1st May the appointment must be scheduled for a date before the 1st of February ) seehttp://www.hse.ie/go/marriage/for details of local registration centres, for documentation required and costs. You will be asked for the venue and the name of your Celebrant so give the full name and say they are from One Spirit Interfaith Foundation. All of our Ministers are on the Register of Solemnisers.
3. Once all your documentation is complete and has been checked you will be given your Marriage Registration Form which you will need to give to your chosen Minister before your Ceremony. NB You can meet with the Registrar first to give notification of your intent to marry and add the name of the Celebrant at a later date if you wish
4. After your wedding you have 1 month in which to return your completed Marriage Registration Form to the Registrar.