I saw this on the frontpage blog today
and it got me thinking: will this mean a big change for weddings, or will most people stick with the usual daytime slots? I suppose if someone really really wants a certain date that's already getting booked up, it gives more options, but will registrars really be available at midnight/2am if they've been working the day before and have a wedding the day after as well? Will hotel venues be happy for celebrations when many guests are sleeping? Churches definitely can't ring bells at all hours, and would vicars/choirs/churchwardens get out of bed?
as for guests - surely a 9-10pm wedding, not to mention even later, could mean an enforced hotel stay whereas they may just drive home from an earlier wedding.
I can see it being used for the winter months, when current laws and timing of dusk means earlier weddings at the moment and fewer late weddings, and maybe for a few "gimmicky" weddings where people insist on midnight for whatever reason, or theme their day (night?) around starlight, but somehow I can't see a huge change coming.
What about you? Would this affect your decision were you to start planning now?
Personally, we married late afternoon, so the ceremony was in daylight but photos towards sunset. Initially when I was told "just before sunset" I was really worried that it would all be too dark, and I definitely wouldn't have wanted a wedding in the dark. I think I may be tempted for a small wedding in winter, so we could use candlelight, or even for a summer beach barbecue style wedding, but not for a more traditional style.
Over to you!
Link to my beach wedding report: http://www.hitched.co.uk/chat/forums/t/334667.aspx
Winner - Best Honeymoon 2012
(Formerly MrsH to be)