England, London, one of the five fashion capitals of the world. However, for the non-fashion crazed person London is known for its rainy days and its extraordinarily extreme people. Who are trying to get to work on time for the usual 9 to 5 shift at the office. London is also known for bringing in the tourists with many eastern visitors every year amazed at the police men and other items that normal Londoners will see in their day to day lives. But there are churches in the huge London Borough and there are places where people can have a London wedding. There are literally hundreds of places for you to have your London wedding and hundreds of places to have a little party afterwards.
A wedding in England has many traditions and these traditions will stay with English couples that get married in England. So if you are getting married in the English capital then don't think that a London wedding will mean that you can run away from the traditions of a wedding in England. Some people may end up taking a sightseeing tour of London once the wedding is over just to give it that added touch of consideration to the couple. But that idea is mainly for foreign people who have not been to London before. Some people have had a London wedding on the landmarks that are in London that is a good idea for a wedding, but a wedding English is usually conducted in a church. However if you can get a priest who is willing to marry two people in a London sightseeing attraction rather then a London wedding attraction, then you are more than free to book the date.
There are many traditions that follow an English wedding. Of course, they are all optional and are not necessary for the English wedding, but it is nice for people to keep the traditions going. One tradition is for the bride to have a "hen" night where the groom will have a "stag" night. These parties are similar to a bachelor or bachelorette party. There is also the option of having a rehearsal for the ceremony at the church of your choice. This must be arranged with the priest or vicar. The weddings in England will traditionally take place at noon or sometimes in the afternoon.
Invitations for an English wedding are similar to the United States way of inviting guests. However the guest must reply to the invitation by purchasing their own reply cards. If the bride sees a chimney sweep on the way to the wedding (highly unlikely in today's modern world) then the bride must stop the car and kiss the chimney sweep. If the couple do wish for this tradition on their wedding day then they can order a chimney sweep to be at their wedding day and that tradition can be present on their wedding day.
The gifts that are given to the bride and groom on the wedding day are very practical items that the couple may need if they have their own house. The family members will pass around a list of the items that the couple needs. In an English wedding there is no such thing as a "shower". Instead the guests will take their presents to the wedding reception where they will then be opened.
These traditions are just some of the traditions that take place at an English wedding. As described before, these traditions are optional and are not totally necessary at an English wedding.