A marriage can take place in:- Marriages today The trend nowadays is to marry later.Many couples are living together first for all sorts of reasons such as finance. Weddings Over half the weddings in the UK take place in local register offices and the rest are religious ceremonies of one kind or another.Marriage What is the legal age for marrying in the UK?In England and Wales people cannot marry if they are aged 16 or 17 and do not have parental consent.
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It is traditional for the Best Man, Brides Father and the Groom to give a speech at the wedding reception.
Wedding Cake It is traditional at weddings to have a special wedding cake at the reception, often with two or more tiers - each tier may be made of a different type of cake to satisfy the tastes of all your wedding guests.
Traditionally the bride wears a white dress and the groom wears a suit (top hat and tails).
The bride may be attended by bridesmaids and pageboys. They give each other rings They sign a wedding register After the wedding ceremony guests are invited to attend a meal and further celebrations. Guests leave presents for the bride and groom on a table in the room where the reception takes place.
Interesting fact Centuries ago it was customary for the Bride and Bridegroom to drink mead made from honey, for a month after the wedding. Wedding Superstitions Bride and groom must not meet on the day of the wedding except at the altar.