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The UK is fairly simple when it comes to marriage laws, however the marriage laws put in place must be followed. It is a good idea just to check through the marriage laws to make sure everything is correct. To get married in the UK you must both be single and at least 16 years old – or 18 years without parental consent. The marriage must be legally solemnised in a designated place between 8am and 6pm and at least two witnesses must be present at the wedding.
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Finance is the most common factor which causes stress during the journey of planning your wedding. While balancing so many different demands and companies, it is easy to loose control of what money is going is where! For some people their wedding day is one of the most important days of their lives, so having everything in its correct place, as well as to budget, is quite a difficult thing to pull off!
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Unglamourous as it may seem on your budget sheet, wedding insurance is increasingly necessary as wedding costs spiral. Don’t assume that weddings only get cancelled because of a change of heart. The death of a close relative, a broken bone or an overseas posting can mean having to postpone, and wedding insurance can help you recover at least some of your costs. Managing your wedding finance is going to be tricky enough as it is but if your wedding is cancelled and you have no wedding insurance it is going to be a lot harder!
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In the course of planning a wedding the average couple will sign contracts to the value of between £10,000 and £20,000, but how many actually read the small print unless something goes wrong? Many couples are surprised on cancelling a particular service that not only do they lose their deposit, but legally they are liable for the full costs. Make sure you check the wedding supplier contracts carefully!
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