(Closed) A Reminder to UK Bees About Marriage Laws in the UK

posted 5 years ago in United Kingdom
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

As an American bee, I am ignorant of UK laws…but I know in some countries (not sure if it’s England or where) that there are time restrictions as to WHEN you get married. Is this true, even if you don’t get married by a church/religious body? I will admit I know the difference between the countries but not the difference in wedding laws and customs! I appreciate this post… a very important geographical distinction. 

Post # 5
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240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I know that in Northern Ireland they still have the remnants of a “posting the banns” sort of thing, where you have to declare your intent to marry at least 14 days before the ceremony, and you can only have your ceremony at a registered venue if you want it to be legally binding. So you can’t get married in your own backyard unless you register it as a venue! It all seems a bit archaic (and inconvenient!) to me.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I keep coming across this thread and meaning to post…

Sorry OP… I do this all the time. It’s just easier to use “UK” as shorthand than to say “England and Wales” all the time.

But obviously I can see how this could be very frustrating, especially to Scottish nationalists.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@SpecialSundae:  No, you’re absolutely right. As I said, I just use it as shorthand because it’s simpler to say that than “England and Wales”. Takes less time etc. But, of course, you are 100% correct!

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