Have you heard the latest news? Well, new marriage laws allow you to marry at night. And it makes it an exciting time to be within the wedding industry. Modern day wedding couples are now able to hold their ceremony at any time of the day or night.
According to weddingideasmag, “Church marriages and civil ceremonies in England and Wales were only allowed to be conducted from the hours of 8am until 6pm. In Holland couples have been enjoying evening and night time wedding celebrations for many years. With the help of a trained celebrant and the new marriage laws you can tie the knot outside of the traditional hours.
And there’s more, with new times come new wedding planning ideas for holding a romantic evening or night time wedding. Imagine your ceremony at night under the dazzling illuminations of the Amsterdam Light Festival. Or say, “YES” beneath a beautiful sunset summertime evening in Paris. It is possible! But, if you still don’t believe me about the new marriage laws, take a peek below…
New Marriage Laws
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Firstly,read this; “Archaic rules stopped couples from tying the knot or registering a civil partnership in England and Wales outside daytime hours. These restrictions will come to an end this autumn.” Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-measures-allow-couples-to-tie-the-knot-at-any-time
Freedom to marry at night
Secondly, this is excellent news! Government Ministers have relaxed the rules on holding a wedding ceremony at night in the UK. This means the current laws restricting your marriage between the hours of 8am and 6pm shall no longer apply! Ultimately, this significant step allows you total freedom to plan your dream wedding. Another thing, you don’t have to rush to complete your wedding ceremony before 6pm.
Alternative wedding dates and hours
Alternatively, if you don’t fancy a marriage celebration that lasts all day, you can now incorporate the ceremony into your evening party. So, plan a Dutch-style wedding in the setting sun of a summer’s night. What about, a 24 hour festival wedding or another more relaxed open-air marriage ceremony. Source: www.theweddingsecret.co.uk
Relaxation on new marriage laws
Additionally, turned off by day time weddings, you can now host an event at 1am in the morning. Night time wedding celebrations planned by wedding planners are on the increase. What’s more, 24-hour chapels are open for you to create the wedding ceremony of your dreams. Restrictions on when you want to marry have been lifted, paving the way for round-the-clock Las Vegas-style wedding ceremonies.
Rules abolished for preventing evening and late-night marriages
Lastly, rules have been abolished in the UK that prevented evening and late-night marriages. This happened late this year. However, one senior Anglican priest branded the move a ‘gimmick’. What do you think? Read more about new marriage laws at the source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1356227/Wedding-rules-relaxed-couples-marry-late-night.html
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