According to the BBC, both the Law Commission and Ministry of Justice would like to see amendments, with the aim being that marital laws should better reflect modern society.
The global pandemic has brought to light just how archaic some of the rules around weddings are. Some date back as far as the 1800s.
Proposed changes might see more couples able to get married outdoors, remotely or even at home. BBC Wales spoke to various celebrants and members of the clergy, who said that couples simply wanted a straightforward path to wedded bliss.
As the rules currently stand, couples in England and Wales can only choose between religious and civil ceremonies, with no room for any other legally recognised options. This means that some cannot legally wed in a way that reflects their personal beliefs.
The changes that the Law Commission proposes would mean that people could get married anywhere – indoors or out. It would also like to see couples able to tie the knot via video link in the event of another pandemic or emergency. Professor Nick Hopkins of The Law Commission said:
“Our proposals would give couples the freedom to choose the wedding venue they want and a ceremony that is meaningful for them.”
If changes to the rules are made, you may be able to book wedding photography for your own Liverpool home in the future, and at Matthew Rycraft Photography, we would be happy to attend.
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