New Marriage Laws Compliant With Wedding Couples Needs

new marriage laws

Have you heard the breaking news? Well, new marriage laws are now compliant with every couples need to hold a ceremony at any time of the day or night. Although, it’s an exciting time to be planning your wedding, it’s also the biggest cause of stress.

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 wedding under the twinkling stars. Imagine you can say, “YES” beneath a beautiful summer evening sunset on the beach. 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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New measures allow couples to tie the knot at any time

Firstly, read this; “Archaic rules stopped couples from tying the knot or registering a civil partnership in England and Wales outside daytime hours. These ancient marriage licensing laws and restrictions will come to an end autumn 2018.” Source:

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 the wedding ceremony anymore.

Alternative wedding dates and hours

Alternatively, when the marriage licensing laws are amended you can plan it the way you like. If you don’t fancy a celebration that lasts all day, you can 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 a rustic and relaxed open-air marriage ceremony. Source:

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, don’t be crushed by wedding bureaucracy. Rules have been abolished in the UK that prevented evening and late-night marriages. However, one senior Anglican priest branded the move a ‘gimmick’. What do you think? Read more about new marriage laws at the source:


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