Pop star George Michael will soon be marrying long-term partner Kenny Goss, the next year.
The former Wham! Singer will tie the knot with his partner of nearly 10 years in a small, private ceremony, but, "without the whole veil and gown thing".
21st December is the probable date for singer Elton John and partner David Furnish wedding ceremony. George Michael will be a guest there.
The government has predicted that up to 22,000 gay couples will take civil partnership in the next five years.