The Law Commission has begun its review of wedding law in England and Wales, having agreed on the Terms of Reference for the project with the Government. The project will:
- consider where a wedding should be able to take place;
- consider how to remove unnecessary “red tape” which can hamper choice and increase the cost of wedding venues;
- aim to ensure that the law works for all couples and all faiths, including those who are not as well served by the current buildings-based system; and
- seek to make the law simpler and more certain, so that it is clear whether or not a couple’s marriage is legally valid.