Marriage Week is celebrated from 7-14 February 2016 and it’s a time to celebrate the love and commitment of saying those special words, “I do.”
The week was first established in 1997 and incorporates the most romantic day of all – St Valentine’s Day.
Part of the Futureway Trust, the week is now in its fiftheenth year and is recognised not just in the UK but around the world.
The aim of the week is to celebrate the diversity and vibrancy of marriage as the heart of family life.
It’s thought that over 90% of young people in the UK want to find that special someone and celebrate their love with marriage.
The event organisers want everyone to get talking about relationships and the skills needed to build strong and lasting bonds. So how about attending a local event, and for those who are married remember why you fell in love in the first place.
So … there are lots of ways to get involved this Marriage Week. Couples can do anything from re-affirming those special wedding vows to inviting other couples round for dinner and talking a trip down memory lane with your marriage memories.
Churches and community groups can get involved too with events like marriage courses or offer a services or celebrations of re-affirmation of wedding vows.