Nod for outdoor weddings for first time

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It comes as a relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England and Wales from Monday will increase the number of people able to attend weddings and civil partnerships…reports Asian Lite News.

Outdoor civil wedding and partnership ceremonies in England and Wales will be permitted for the first time from next month.

The ceremonies at approved premises such as hotels currently need to be in a room or other permanent structure, the BBC reported.

The change, which also applies to civil partnerships, will allow outdoor ceremonies from July to next April, and will mean more guests can attend events affected by social-distancing rules, it was reported.

A consultation will take place to see if the change should become permanent.

It comes as a relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England and Wales from Monday will increase the number of people able to attend weddings and civil partnerships.

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland said: “A couple’s wedding day is one of the most special times in their lives and this change will allow them to celebrate it the way that they want.”

“At the same time, this step will support the marriage sector by providing greater choice and helping venues to meet demand for larger ceremonies,” he said.

The change will benefit almost 75% of all weddings in England and Wales that are non-religious and which take place on approved premises, along with civil partnerships.

A Law Commission report later this year will present options for further reforms which will then be considered by the government.

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