Recently, I have been following with interest the reports and research being undertaken on the review of Marriage Law in England. Something I feel is long overdue.
As an Independent Celebrant I conduct wedding celebrations following a legal ceremony at a Registry office. These ceremonies can contain any form of content the couple wish including religious readings, songs or actions.
The ceremonies I conduct are as diverse as the couples themselves and recognise these differences. They celebrate each person as an individual with their own heritage and culture.
I was therefore very dismayed that after months of work by the Wedding Commission and researchers there is to be a case bought before the High Court by Humanist UK, before the Commissions report is completed. If this action is successful it may relegate Independent Celebrants permanently to the sidelines.
In my opinion, the impact on the wedding industry as a whole will be that it would be diminished if Independent Celebrants are not recognised as key partners and given the right to undertake legal marriages within their ceremonies in the future.
How do you feel about this ?
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