New Wedding Times

New Wedding Times

Weddings in England and Wales will be able to take place anytime, as time restrictions are abolished with new legislations.

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The changes to statute will be introduced in October 2012, meaning that couples will be able to enjoy candle-lit ceremonies, midnight nuptials or sunrise celebrations if they so desire.

At present, civil partnerships and marriages in England and Wales can only take place between 8am and 6pm, but the changes proposed by the Protection Of Freedoms Act 2012 will see a similar time approach to that of Scotland.

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Register General Sarah Rapson said the change in hours would "allow people to make the day unique to them." However, local authorities and religious groups will not be forced to conduct marriage outside the traditional hours, and the 15-day advance notice will continue.

Commenting on the law change, Brides Lifestyle Editor Lucy Bloomfield said: "The more creative bride can really make the day - or night - her own. We might see a wave of people trying new things which would be really exciting from a ceremony point of view."

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