Courthouse Marriage Now & Religious Ceremony Year Later

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
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8706 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

We didn’t have a religious ceremony but we did have a civil ceremony done with a wedding later. It was mostly so all our friends and family could celebrate with us since only our parents came for the civil ceremony and most of our friends are back home in California where my husband and I are located in Oklahoma.<br /><br />This is a touchy subject for some people, you may be called a liar and told you’re not allowed to have a wedding since “You already had it”, but if this is something you want to do, then do it, even if it’s for your husband. It doesn’t have to be a huge wedding, it can just be a gathering of people you love the most to celebrate your love.

Post # 3
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1619 posts
Bumble bee

If you or your husband want some kind of religious recognition of your marriage then I’d do it.  You can make it as big or small as you want.   Some would not make any changes in how they would plan it from any other wedding.  Others would just have a sedate religious ceremony inviting a small group.  There could be anything in between. 

It’s always a point of contention here whether you should use “wedding” in invitations to such festivities.    It sounds as if most people already know you’re married since you’ve changed your name?  If so I’d probably word invitations something along the lines of  “join as we are joined together by God”  or some such. 

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