The Law Commission has proposed sweeping reforms to modernise laws governing wedding formalities.

It wants government to simplify the process and offer couples greater choice about where, how and by whom they are wed.

Following a tumultuous year for the wedding industry, the proposals will no doubt be welcomed by prospective brides and grooms, registrars, celebrants and venues alike.

The main law governing the formalities of marriage has not been updated since the 1940s.

Commenting on the Law Commission’s review, Law Society president, David Greene, said: “This area of law has long been due an overhaul and the Law Commission’s review of marriage offers a much-needed opportunity to bring our marri...

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