when did merchant/ivory form a religion?
According to the Cambridgeshire County Council, your civil wedding ceremony (as opposed to an uncivil wedding, where your uncle Lou picks a fight with your mother-in-law and the bride ends up in the back of the DJ's minivan with the best man) cannot contain the following:
"...extracts from the Bible, the Koran, the Torah, the Prophet (by Gilbran), and Howard's End."
I quite like their suggestion for alternatives, though:
"Perhaps you might have some Shakespeare or some Wordsworth, maybe you prefer something from Winnie the Pooh by A A Milne!"
I do, you silly old bear.