If you're thinking of getting married in 2019 or beyond, then the big question you're facing is likely to be: how much does a wedding cost? In our Annual Wedding Report of over 18,000 couples who got married during 2017 and 2018, we analysed how much the typical wedding costs in the UK - and the results may surprise you!
If you're dreaming of an outdoor wedding on the beach, in a garden or in a forest clearing, then you could be in luck - the Ministry of Justice is expected to make changes to the rules dictating where couples can marry in England and Wales, meaning that outdoor ceremonies could become a lot more flexible.
We love keeping up to date with our brides and letting newly engaged couples know exactly what to expect with the latest wedding statistics. That's why we've put together a 2017 wedding report of 7,500 brides who got married last year, to give you the inside scoop on what to expect while wedding planning. How do your numbers stack up?
The actual logistics of getting married can be a bit confusing, so we've come up with some frequently asked questions, such as "how many people sign the wedding register?" and "how many witnesses do I need?" to get you on the right track.
Weddings have long been a very formal affair with rules and regulations, especially where ceremonies are concerned. Couples designing their own personal wedding day face brick walls when it comes to the ceremony, finding that there is little flexibility with the traditional approach, but that is where celebrants come in.
Your confetti moment is one of the best parts of the wedding day (not to mention the great photos), but what are the differences between petal and paper confetti? And why are some venues becoming more and more strict on confetti? We've been chatting to Photography by Sally-Anne, who's given us all the inside info on wedding confetti and when you can and can't use it.
Traditionally, couples approached their local church to conduct their wedding, but this doesn't always suit everyone. Perhaps you don't have a particularly strong religious belief - or maybe no religious belief at all. Maybe you and your partner are of different religions, which would make a marriage in a church, synagogue or mosque difficult.
A civil ceremony may therefore be your option. The law of England and Wales is very specific regarding what Registrars can allow at civil ceremonies. (Note that the law differs in Scotland). Currently, English law states that a wedding:
- Must take place in a building (or other structure with a fixed roof) which is open to the public and licensed for weddings
- There cannot be any religious content whatsoever, either in the readings, the vows or the musicRead More
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