UK brides -help me understand cultural differences with religious/civil marriage

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
2581 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

oracle:  UGH YES.

I wrote a post about this a few weeks ago.


BASICALLY if you get married in a civil ceremony in England you can get married anywhere in the country, provided it is registered and within a permanent structure of some kind. (Gotta note, the rules are different in Scotland, which is much more sensible in terms of wedding legislation).


If you want a religious service you have to either live in the parish, or have it be your regular place of worship; UNLESS you are Anglican/Church of England in which case you only need to prove a connection to the church in question.


If you want my full irritation filled rundown of how fiddly this is, check out my thread here.


Rachel631, Audrey2, Steampunkbride and the other UK bees will probably pop up and answer this far more eloquently than I, but I’m still cross about it so I just get ranty when I talk about it, haha!

Post # 3
39 posts
  • Wedding: June 2015

oracle:  I don’t know whereabouts in the UK you are referrng to, but if you are wanting information about Scotland, I can help you there – have done a tonne of research on it 🙂

Leave a comment

Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors