What if I want my wedding without a reception?

We know the story: ceremony, breakfast, evening reception, rinse and repeat. For couples looking to do something a little different, this structure can be somewhat restrictive. However, it doesn’t have to be like that. If you’re not too fussed about hosting a wedding reception or have absolutely no intention of going through the stress of planning one, you’ve come to the right place.

Wedding Venue Licensing : How does a wedding venue become licensed?

Licence to marry Many of you, especially those looking to ‘DIY-ify’ your wedding, may be wondering whether you can legally host a civil ceremony in any building of your choice. Alas, in England, Ireland and Wales, it’s not as simple as that of course. The venue or building must be approved and hold an appropriate licence. However, in Scotland couples may be married by a registrar in any location whatsoever! Obviously the registrar does have to feel happy and comfortable that the location in question is appropriate and safe – you don’t want to take any risks with your wedding day! […]