There are lots of different types of wedding ceremony so it is worth doing plenty of research to ensure you eligible for the ceremony which you want and in the venue you wish to have it. There are many factors you need to consider such as your religion, sex and the license’s which the venues hold.
Wedding Ceremonies are experiencing a time of change. Now less than half of all UK couples have wedding ceremonies in church, for some it is because they don’t usually go to church and feel it would be hypocritical to then get married in church. For others because one of the parties to married is a divorcee and therefore can’t have a church wedding or because they prefer the convenience of a civil ceremony in a venue of their own choice.
Churches have fought back over the past few years. Couples are no longer restricted to getting married in their local church, and, depending on the vicar discretion, you can have a church ceremony in any church to which you can prove an association, for example the church where you grew up or regularly attended at a particular point in your life.
At present more then half of marrying couples in the UK have a civil ceremony. Civil ceremonies are carried out by a Registrar and an assistant, who documents the wedding. The civil ceremony can be held on any day of the week, although there are restrictions on time, in a registry office or a venue licensed for civil ceremonies. For those wanting a wedding ceremony in a unusual venue it might be necessary to have civil ceremony at a register office, to ensure all the legalities of the wedding.
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Humanist and Spiritual ceremonies allow you to have the ceremony for your wedding that you would like. It can be organised by yourself, take any form you like and be wherever you would like. However this will not be legally binding and must be combined with a civil or church ceremony. Therefore if a traditional church wedding, or highly formal civil ceremony is not for you, you can have your own unique ceremony with a discrete registry office service before hand.