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Where should we get married? The answer, surely, should be: wherever we would like to be married. It has not so far been the case that we could get married where we wish, but the Government is proposing to shake all that up. After a two-year consultation (after all, you shouldn't rush into these things), it will no longer be the venue that is licensed for marriage, but the person conducting the ceremony.

Where should we get married? The answer, surely, should be: wherever we would like to be married. It has not so far been the case that we could get married where we wish, but the Government is proposing to shake all that up. After a two-year consultation (after all, you shouldn't rush into these things), it will no longer be the venue that is licensed for marriage, but the person conducting the ceremony.

This news will serve as a welcome wedding present for all those who want to explore some of the more imaginative locations to get spliced. The London Eye, it seems a safe bet, will be a popular place to pledge yourself to your beloved for richer or poorer. In the near future, just impediment may well be asked at services taking place under water, or with the participants suspended by parachutes, although the stipulation that the place of marriage be "safe" may stop things becoming too adventurous.

We must draw the line somewhere, though. We would hope that the law would not be liberalised to the extent that a British couple could claim "our best man was a dolphin", as was recently the case in California. Still, the speech would be short.

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