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Once you have both given 'notice' at your local register office(s) we will confirm your booking in writing and send you an information pack outlining the choices and the options available to help you to personalise your ceremony and make your day extra special.

Please read through the information and make your selections. The 'choices' form needs to be completed and returned to Priory Hall as soon as possible, and no later than three months before your ceremony, so that we can prepare your ceremony in advance.

Ceremonies need to be paid for in full no later than three months before the ceremony day.

To make this easier you can pay for your ceremony and submit your choices online.

You can also request and pay for ceremony 'extras' online with a debit or credit card.

You will need you unique ceremony reference which is printed at the top right hand corner of our letters. If you do not have a recent letter please email marriage.enquiry@dudley.gov.uk and we will email you the reference number.

If you would like some help planning your ceremony and making your selections, you can arrange to meet with one of our ceremony coordinators who will be happy to help.

Book a ceremony planning meeting .

For full details on our wedding stationery and gifts range please see the wedding stationery web page.

  • Hand finished luxury certificate box
  • Two dressed chairs for the couple
  • Wedding welcome board
  • Bridal bouquet
  • Open roof on Citroen wedding car
  • Citroen wedding car at Priory Hall
  • Personalised confetti cones
  • Chauffeur driven Jaguar wedding car
  • Sand ceremony frame
  • Thomas Robinson Building mug
  • Priory Hall heart ornament
  • Bridal gown hanger
  • Priory Hall mug gift set
  • I do 2 bridal boutique

Personalised wedding stationery

Designed exclusively for us, personalised wedding stationery is now available from Dudley Register Office.  Couples can choose from three designs all available in either premium card or luxury Conqueror hammered card.

Ceremony planning meeting

There are lots of choices available and decisions to make about your ceremony, do you want to be given away? What music to play? Add a sand ceremony? What time to arrive? Wedding stationery to choose... wedding cars to book... flowers... photographers... For £25 you can book a ceremony planning meeting where one of our experienced ceremony co-ordinators can help and guide you through all your choices, book your ceremony extras and take all the hassle away so you can enjoy your day. 

Ceremony Planning Meeting Request Form

I do 2 pre-loved bridal gowns

A selection of once-worn bridal gowns are available at Dudley Registrar's I-do-2 bridal dress agency now located in our very own bridal boutique at the Thomas Robinson Building, Cemetery Road, Stourbridge DY9 8AN.

Wedding bargain hunters who want to look stunning on their special day are in luck, because pre-loved wedding gowns are now available to purchase at the boutique.

A selection of pre-loved designer and off-the-peg bridal gowns are available at the I-do-2 bridal boutique. Many of the gowns on sale are brand new and have never been worn. The majority of the gowns are being sold on behalf of Mary Stevens Hospice and 75% of the sale price goes directly to the charity. Bag a bargain and do a good deed!

Gowns can be viewed by appointment only so that we can make sure we have a member of staff available to help you. We can offer appointments on Saturdays as well as midweek. Please email marriage.enquiry@dudley.gov.uk or call 01384 815373 to arrange an appointment.

Come along to one of our 'bridal showers' where you will be able to try dresses on and snap up a bargain.

If you would like us to sell your bridal gown for you please email marriage.enquiry@dudley.gov.uk for further information.

Sand ceremonies

Enhance your marriage with a Sand Ceremony. A sand ceremony is a unique way of personalising your marriage or civil partnership ceremony. The combining of different coloured sands symbolises the life-long commitment being made and the joining of two lives. Children can be included as well, to symbolise the blending of families. It is a very simple idea that can be beautifully romantic and incredibly powerful.

Photography packages

Couples holding a ceremony at Priory Hall or the Thomas Robinson Building can now book a photography package with us.

Standard package only £199 and Premium package available for £249

This service is provided in partnership with fully insured, professional wedding photographers.

Book and pay for the service directly with Dudley registrars when making the arrangements for your ceremony.

Bridal flowers

We are working in partnership with a local florist to offer our brides our own bridal flower service.

For just a minimal order of £50:

  • Hand tied bouquet for the bride £50

  • Hand tied bouquet for the bridesmaids £25

  • Hand tied posy for the flower girls £15

  • Button holes £5 each or 20 for £85 and 50 for £200

  • Corsages for the mums £8 each

All available in cream, pastel or vibrant colours, themed to match your colour scheme. Just order and pay the registrars directly when arranging your ceremony. Your flowers will be waiting for you when you arrive at your ceremony venue.

Wedding cars

Brides at Priory Hall and the Thomas Robinson Building can now choose to arrive in style using our very own wedding car service.

From just £120 we offer a choice of 3 chauffeur driven cars.

Book and pay for the service directly with Dudley registrars when making the arrangements for your ceremony.

Personalised confetti cones

Confetti Cones are available for Priory Hall and Thomas Robinson ceremonies:

25 cones for £35 or 50 cones for £65

As your guests exit the ceremony room they can help themselves to a cone full of confetti to shower the happy couple with. Our cones are filled with gorgeous Shropshire flower petals. All of our petals are 100% natural, eco-friendly and biodegradable, just like blossom off the tree! They are all completely natural in colour so no dyes are ever added.

Made from ivory parchment paper, our cones are personalised to show your names and the date of your ceremony.

You may order confetti cones using our online ceremony choices and payment form

Capture your moment on DVD!

Couples holding their ceremony at Priory Hall or the Thomas Robinson Building can have their ceremony recorded straight to DVD from our cameras in the Priory Suite, the Castle Suite and the Wollescote Suite. We burn the live footage onto a DVD for you to take away with you on the day. You can be watching the moment you say 'I do' at your wedding reception with your friends and family. It take a few minutes for us to do this following your ceremony so by the time you have had your photographs in the park we will have the DVD ready for you.

Broadcast your ceremony live on the internet

Our web cams are now available to book for your ceremony in the Priory Suite, the Castle Suite and the Wollescote Suite. Couples can choose to invite friends and family unable to attend the ceremony to share in their special day and watch as their vows are exchanged live on the internet.

Welcome board and dressed chairs

Hire our wedding welcome board only £30. Make a big first impression on your special day with this creative wedding welcome sign. Our welcome sign offers a taste of what your guests should expect from your big day. Adorned with a cream floral border, what better way to welcome your guests than a wedding welcome sign? Directs your guests to your chosen ceremony suite when they arrive.

Why not add two beautifully dressed chairs for the special couple for only £30? Make a big first impression on your special day when your guests enter the ceremony room with our beautifully dressed chairs. Adorned with a cream floral decoration or sparkling jewels and available in a choice of colours to match your wedding theme. What better way to add a wow! to your ceremony?

It’s your special day – you deserve special treatment!

Save £10 and book both the welcome board and 2 dressed chairs for just £50

To book our dressed chairs and chair/board offer; please download the form below, complete and email to marriage.enquiry@dudley.gov.uk and visit our e-store to make the payment. Welcome boards can be booked with other ceremony extras on-line.

Terms and Conditions 
The fee must be paid in full at the time of booking.
The welcome board and/or dressed chairs provided for ‘hire’ at your ceremony venue only and cannot be taken away.
Dudley Registration Service will prepare the board/chairs for your ceremony and they will be in situ for 30 minutes before your ceremony time and for the duration of your ceremony.
Our welcome boards and chairs are only available for couples marrying at Priory Hall or Thomas Robinson Building.
Cancellations received more than 3 months before the ceremony date will receive 50% refund, for cancellations received after this time, no refund will be given.
Discount is only available when both booked at the same time.
Only the couple’s  two chairs will be dressed.

Certificate boxes

Luxury marriage certificate boxes available for only £10 each.

Makes the perfect keepsake for your marriage certificate and keeps your certificate safe and in perfect condition. Just roll up your certificate and tie it with the ribbon supplied.

Ivory pearlised card box adorned with ivory ribbon and diamante detailing, hand made to order and personalised with your name and date of marriage.

Ideal gift for the happy couple!

Order one using our online ceremony choices and payments form - if we are marrying you we will present your certificate box to you on the day, and if you are marrying elsewhere we will email you to let you know when it is ready for collection from Priory Hall.

Rehearsal

If you are feeling a bit nervous about how everything will go on the day you may like to book a ceremony rehearsal for £45. An experienced registration officer will run through your ceremony with you and confirm all the arrangements so there are no big surprises on the day. We suggest you do this within a month of your ceremony.

Please use the online ceremony choices and payments form to pay for a rehearsal - when we receive your payment we will email or call you to arrange a date and time.

Wedding gifts and memories

Designed exclusively for our couples, we are delighted to offer a selection of wedding gifts and mementos. Ideal as a gift for your loved one or to give to the newlyweds. Featuring our specially commissioned Priory Hall or Thomas Robinson Building sketches along with your wedding date and names, each gift is uniquely hand-made in the Black Country.

Newlyweds passport

If you are planning to apply for a new your passport before you marry or form a civil partnership, this can be done in your new name within three months of your ceremony date by sending a completed PD2 form with your application to the passport office. Visit the gov.uk website for full details and to download a form.

Send your completed form to the Register Office within three months of your ceremony with a stamped addressed envelope; we will sign it and post it back to you.

Re-registering your child's birth

If the natural parents have married after the child was born, they are required by law to re-register the birth to have the natural father’s details added to the birth record. If the father's details are already on the birth certificate you are still required to re-register to update the birth record and new birth certificates can then be issued showing the new information.

You must use form LA1 to re-register your child’s birth. Visit gov.uk for more information and to download an application form.

Bring a completed LA1 form to the register office along with their birth certificate and your marriage certificate. After we have checked the form through we will contact you to book an appointment for one of the parents to attend to re-register the birth. Please note that births are re-registered in the district where they occurred.