Planning a humanist wedding?

Sadly, Downing Street seems likely to come down against  plans that should have given humanist marriages legal status. The Liberal Democrats are in favour of agnostics and atheists being able to have secular outside register offices, including designing their own ceremonies and finding venues that aren’t licensed for civil wedding ceremonies.  But Conservative leaders are apparently now rejecting the idea as being a ‘fringe’ issue, despite the fact that around 10% of all Scottish marriages are humanist.

The British Humanist Association said this rumour, if true, would be a “huge shock” to many thousands of couples who have begun planning their wedding on the basis that this new legal status would give their humanist preferences equal status to weddings conducted in other ways, such as Scientology which has only recently been recognised as a religion that can perform legal marriage ceremonies.

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Is your groom to be a major player in your wedding planning or a largely absent presence? In the USA at least, grooms are becoming a force in the planning stages of the wedding. It began with the music … more and more grooms became hands-on about what they wanted played at the reception, and then were increasingly involved in choreographing the first dance, and even - more and more - became leaders, rather than reluctant contributors to the dance-off phenomenon, coaching their groomsmen into strutting their stuff on the dance floor. From there it moved to engaging with the cake - that’s a biggie for groom interest, with many of them having strong preferences, especially now ‘groom cakes’ are appearing in the UK. And from that, as more and more couples make a financial contribution to their own big day, grooms have started to express their views about their own clothing, about the flowers, even … about the bridesmaid dresses!

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Wedding exhibition but no royal wedding dresses The Victoria & Albert Museum’s Wedding Dress exhibition which covers the period1775-2014 contains wedding dresses from shopkeeper’s daughters, flower sellers and celebrities ranging from Kate Moss to the Duchess of Cambridge – but not a single royal wedding dress.

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April can be the perfect wedding month. It’s not too hot, so everybody can be comfortable, nature is cooperating with you by making the world beautiful which means you need to spend less on décor and the general sense of new beginnings is a wonderful enhancement of your commitment to each other.

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Welcome to The Bridal Giftbox

The only place for truly inspirational bridal keepsake, good luck gifts and wedding party thank yous. We’ve got the best gifts for the bride and groom, perfect bridesmaids gifts, stunning presents for flower girls, the top best man gifts, fun usher gifts, brilliant page boy gifts and charming and thoughtful mother of the bride and father of the bride gifts … not forgetting mother of the groom and father of the groom presents, and little thank-yous to show how you appreciate everybody who’s made your wedding day special.

 At The Bridal Gift Box we know that little touches will make a big impact on your wedding day – the tear in a proud father’s eye, the look on a groom’s face as he sees his bride for the first time, the little note of appreciation that shows a friend that on this special day you’ve remembered how much they mean to you. We’re devoted to putting the wow factor into your wedding, giving everybody a day to remember and providing you with happy memories of your special day.

 Not only do we have the best wedding gifts ideas for the whole wedding party, we’ve got everything you need to say thank you afterwards and to help you store and record every moment of your wedding journey from ‘will you?’ to ‘I do’. We’re here because we love a good wedding – and we want you to love yours too!

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