Dusting off their conservative vestiges, The Church of England is set to allow couples to customise their wedding ceremonies in an effort to modernise marriage.

Inspired by A-list nuptials - including Victoria and David Beckham's wedding where they exchanged vows from golden thrones - you will now be able to tailor your ceremony to fit your theme and style.

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A new package of reforms , called The Weddings Project, will offer couples the chance to make their ceremonies really personal - and in some ways a bit outlandish.

Under the new rules specified in the guidance to vicars book which has now been published, The Church of England will allow couples to walk down the aisle to pop music, have their wedding rings delivered by a trained owl, and even allow brides to enter the church on horseback. Filming and photographing the ceremony will now also be allowed more widely.

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All this is in effort to buck the trend of decreasing church weddings in favour of more spontaneous and less traditional ceremonies.  As it stands now, fewer than one in four weddings are now taking place on Church of England premises.

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