​Cupid's arrow hits the mark on Valentine's Day  

Issued: 11 February 2015

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Cupid's arrow will hit its mark this Saturday, 14 February 2015. NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages is set to marry 40 couples this Valentine's Day at Chippendale, Parramatta, Newcastle and Wollongong. Across the state, hundreds of couples are expected to tie-the-knot in civil and religious services on the day.

"Getting married on Valentine's Day is popular here at the Registry. This Valentine's Day is no different with a full day of marriages this Saturday. Many couples find the day adds something special to their ceremony without a great deal of fuss," said Amanda Ianna, Registrar, NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages.

"We do our best to make it a memorable day for each couple. This year all the brides will receive a long stem red rose," added Ms Ianna.

To cater for all the couples wanting to marry on Valentine's Day, the Registry's doors will open at 9am, with the last couple's marriage completed by 6pm that evening.

In 2014, more than 40,280 couples were married in NSW with the Registry conducting over 4,350 marriages. Registry figures show that two out of three couples now choose a civil marriage service.

"Registry marriages are very popular. Our service is intimate, elegant and affordable with the reassurance that all the legalities are taken care of," added Ms Ianna.

The Registry is less expensive and offers the hassle-free option with packages starting at $401, including the issue of the standard marriage certificate.

To find out more about getting married at the Registry, call 13 77 88 or visit www.bdm.nsw.gov.au