You could soon marry at McDonald’s as strict wedding venue rules may be relaxed

The Law Commission is pushing for more venues to be allowed to host weddings.

It believes couples should have a wider variety of options when they tie the knot – not just places of worship and registry offices.

Last September, it announced hopes to change an 1836 law that restricts weddings to limited locations only.

They hope to extend official sites to pubs, outdoor locations and homes, which could mean people end up tying the knot in McDonald’s in the future.

Founder of The Marriage Foundation, Sir Paul Coleridge, said: "The Law Commission's exciting, new proposed reforms will relax many of the restrictions and open up the process so that couples can design their own wedding and tie the knot wherever they choose whether in their local church or local pub, a castle, a field or even in McDonald's.

"We hope and believe that this will re-democratise marriage and weddings and usher in a new era of simpler, pared back ceremonies so that marriage will once again be for all.”

Sir Paul added: "For far too long the perception has been growing that marriage is an out-of-date social arrangement reserved for the better off who can afford a lavish wedding and reception.

"Historically this was never so. As recently as only fifty years ago everyone wanted to get married, and they normally did, whatever their financial position."

Even though McDonald’s weddings aren’t legally binding in the UK, they are commonplace other countries.

Previously, Safiya Nygaard lifted the lid on Maccies weddings that take place in Hong Kong.

The YouTuber, who boasts nine million subscribers, travelled there to have a ceremony of her own.

Safiya and her fiancé Tyler presented each other with engagement rings made out of balloons.

Following the brief ceremony, the guests tucked into fast food.

They also chowed down on freshly-baked apple pies, before enjoying party games.

On Instagram, she wrote: “We had a lot of fun at our McDonald’s wedding!”

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