Post # 1
My mom’s brother is an Anglican Priest. FH and I are not relaly religious and neither is baptised Anglican (I’m Presbyterian – which my uncle was raised – and FH is United).
We’re having an outdoor ceremony and we’re wondering about asking my Uncle to officiate. I’m not super close with my Uncle but he’s my uncle and I think it would be really nice to have him officiate. Neither of us mind if there’s some religious aspects to the ceremony but would prefer it to be short and sweet and certainly no sermon.
What does the hive think? Should we ask or should be find a stranger?
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church
I think it would be a nice gesture for you to ask him. I’m assuming he knows that you’re not Anglican, so it shouldn’t be too uncomfortable for you to tell him your basic idea for your service, and just say, “I know you’re a priest, so if you’re uncomfortable with this service, we totally understand, and do not want to ask you to do something that you feel would compromise your beliefs.” Just be respectful of his religious convictions, but also be up front about what you want. Approach it as, this is what we want, and we would love to have you officiate if you’re comfortable with it.