It has been two years since gay marriage was legalised in England and Wales with the first marriage taking place on 29th March 2014. Since then, new customs and traditions have started to emerge.
Petra Truneckova, founder of Gay Wedding Planner (www.gayweddingplanner.org.uk) and leading UK gay wedding expert commented:
“One great thing about working with same-sex couples is that there are generally no traditions and it really depends on the wishes of the couples. Some choose to do exactly as they want and are only constrained by the legalities of the proceedings. Others pick and choose from the ‘traditions’ of straight marriages. For example, brides might be given away by the fathers. However, there are some traditions emerging and there are differences between male and female couples.”