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Re: rules for weddings outdoors in the uk

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:13 pm
by Skarlet
The place you are holding the wedding has to have a license to be a wedding venue, and by law, you need to have a permanent structure with a roof in order to be licensed as a wedding ceremony venue. I think most people get away with outside weddings by getting married in doorways or under an awning. This was how my bfs brother got married recently.

Re: rules for weddings outdoors in the uk

PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:36 pm
by kerrie24
Yeah I think as long as you get a permit for the venue you can have it anywhere.One of my friends got married at the grand canyon and there was no indoor bit there it was just in the open.

Re: rules for weddings outdoors in the uk

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:48 am
by captainf
Is it really law to have a permanent structure with a roof?
I thought you could get married in a hotair balloon - thats not really a 'permanent' structure, nor does it really have a roof unless the envelope can be considered one.

Re: rules for weddings outdoors in the uk

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:38 am
by Skarlet
I think that you have a blessing in the hot air balloon, but the actual legal ceremony has to take place in licensed building.

Re: rules for weddings outdoors in the uk

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:23 pm
by Bel Bel
Yes I agree with skarllet
Getting marired abroad is different though you can do it on the beach in alot of places, my brother did

Re: rules for weddings outdoors in the uk

PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:28 pm
by Skarlet
In Scotland, England and Wales, it has to be a licensed building, you can't just get a license for a beach or a field. I only know this, because I researched it for my older sister, they were looking into changing it, but unfortunately that never happened. You can get a blessing in other places, such as hot air balloons, wing walking, but it is not the actual legal wedding.

Re: rules for weddings outdoors in the uk

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:20 pm
by Bel Bel
You can have non religious blessing
http://www.inspirationalceremonies.co.uk/marriage.html
You must have a wedding based on what other people want - you have to do whats right for you
There will always be people that want and input but you can't please everyone so don't try to

Re: rules for weddings outdoors in the uk

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:20 pm
by rufio89
I dont think so... I mean the "wedding" bit is just signing the books isnt it? That's the bit that has to be done officially, the rest is for you. I think it'd be nice to get married somewhere interesting.

Are you getting married in Notts Serendipity?

Re: rules for weddings outdoors in the uk

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:59 pm
by dipsydoodlenoodle
Serendipity wrote:well that is truely pants! i wouldn't want a blessing as neither of us are religiously inclined. do you think people would think it naff to get married in private with two witnesses and have a ceremony done by a friend outside somewhere? i mean would people be offended do you think if they were.nt invited to the 'propper' wedding?


If that is what you wish for then everyone would just have to get on with it. Personally I wouldn't be upset by it - I think family might - however if you have a big party afterwards I think everyone would be happy.

Re: rules for weddings outdoors in the uk

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:05 pm
by Skarlet
I think that is a really good idea, there will always be someone unhappy , because that is the way of these kind of things, but it sounds like a lovely ideal kind of day.