Marrying on weekends to become more expensive

  • 2013-03-06

TALLINN - Starting next week getting married on Saturdays and Sundays at the city commissioner’s will cost 18 percent more, writes Estonian Public Broadcasting.

The Tallinn City Government stated increases in utilities costs and the need to evenly distribute marriages over the week as the reasons for increasing the fee from 76 euros to the new 90 euros, Eesti Paevaleht reported.

Registration of marriage on Wednesdays and Thursdays will cost 35 euros. Previously marriage on Thursdays cost 38.35 euros, Wednesday prices remain the same.

As before, the low-budget day for registering marriages is Tuesday. For 20 euros, a couple can just register their marriage - with no guests or photographers allowed.

Marrying in places other than the “Onnepalee” in Tallinn, as the Vital Statistics Office’s own reception facilities are known, is now more expensive as the fee for sending out the magistrate to the wedding is now 290 euros, instead of the previous 268 euros.

A one-month waiting period is required between setting the date and payment and the actual marriage to avoid Las Vegas style marriages.