The institute of marriage - as we know it today - was created in a time when homosexuality was not accepted. Weddings and the ceremonies within them have evolved, but they started from that same principle.
Weddings were birthed by religions, and those religions have almost always presumed that the two people getting married will be one man and one woman. The ceremonies and rituals you come across in a typical wedding reflect that presumption.
Nowadays though, it is abundantly clear that not all couples getting married will be of the opposite sex. So in the UK, although progress has been made in regards to culture and the law, same-sex couples still face a number of challenges when planning a wedding. Not least if they wish to incorporate a religious element to their wedding.
We have spoken to a number of people to cover the different challenges at play here. In this episode, you will hear from: