(Closed) As of today.. English bees can get married after 6pm!

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh wow, I never knew that.  Pretty interesting.  Thanks for sharing!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Wow you couldn’t have evening weddings until today?!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I always wanted an evening ceremony! Loved the idea of walking into a candlelit church… Unfortunately getting married that late means less time to party, lol!

Are british couples allowed to get married outside now too? I know for a while we couldn’t.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Ooh, I knew this was changing but had no idea it had actually come in.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@charlii.rouge:  As far as I’m aware, you can only get married in a licensed ‘building’ (although that includes structures like gazebos).

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

UK brides- do you have a break between the 2pm/3pm ceremony, or do you start right to the reception? That *does* sounds like a long day-whew!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@rebwana:  I’m not planning any kind of break.  I imagine I’ll be exhausted by the end of the night!

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Wow, I did not know that either. For many years, I went to a church in the US that  had a policy stating that ceremonies could not begin any later than 4 p.m.  I believe the church has since changed its policy, however.

I wanted to (and did) have a ceremony that began at 6 p.m. so that my DH could wear a formal tux with tails and white tie and vest, and the mothers and bridesmaids could wear long gowns.  (I know that the traditional time-of-day/wedding attire “rules” are no longer really observed by many people, however.)

If I were a prospective bride in England or Wales, I would be very happy about this change! 🙂

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Brielle:  This is why traditional English wedding attire is a morning suit, rather than black or white tie Smile

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@charlii.rouge:  Scottish couples have been allowed to get married anywhere at any time for years. England’s still playing catch up.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@clumsylawyer:  I know! And, honestly, I LOVE the look of a morning suit!! (What I did not like was the idea of the mothers and bridesmaids having to wear “street-length” dresses.) But, yes, I would have LOVED to have seen my DH in a traditional morning suit and ascot! Laughing

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Does this apply to Northern Ireland too? That would be awesome!

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