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Am I being silly

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FledglingFTB Tue 01-Nov-16 09:25:31

To find the whole modern wedding shebang alienating and this quite appealing.

Is there really any major difference between the two?

vegmum83 Wed 02-Nov-16 09:52:24

I'm not really sure what the differences are? We didn't want a big wedding and all the expense etc so just went to Gretna green grin

AllPowerfulLizardPerson Wed 02-Nov-16 10:09:20

The link is an article to a call for civil partnerships to be mapped available to heterosexual couples.

It is nothing to do with how elaborate the party a couple chooses to have to mark the occasion (whether CP or marriage).

vegmum83 Wed 02-Nov-16 10:14:39

Yeah that's true, if you have a civil partnership you could still have a big celebration. I suppose you would just have to look into what the differences are and decide which would be best for you. I always thought civil partnerships were for same sex couples who couldn't get married though, but now they can maybe there won't be that many civil partnerships?

Kel1234 Thu 03-Nov-16 09:38:14

Regardless of what actual ceremony a couple has, how big or small it all is is their choice.

FledglingFTB Fri 11-Nov-16 10:26:39

Oh yes, each to their own. I guess I feel like for me personally marriage comes with a load of traditional baggage that I just don't feel are relevant to me or my partner. Which is why the idea of something more up to date and modern appeals. Although I do tend to be a magpie for shiny new things. I wouldn't want to look pretentious.

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