Post # 1
I know the Catholic Church has some pretty strict rules about who it will marry and under what circumstances (ie: you have to be IN the church not outdoors…)
FH and I are considering asking my Uncle, who is an Anglican Priest, to marry us. Before we do we would like to find out if it’s even possible…we’re not Anglican, and our wedding will be outdoors and outside the city where his Church is located. Anyone know anything about this?
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
I’m baptised Anglican, but my FI was baptised Lutheran. Though he has some family roots in the Anglican church.
I think at least one of you would have to be Anglican. It would really depend on the diocese or the church. OP, would your uncle know?
It is highly likely that you and your FH would have to take marriage classes. Our planned DW ceremony would be outdoors, pending approval from the local church we are planning to take marriage prep classes from — there seems to be different provincial jurisdictions for the Canadian Anglican church, so I’m not sure if the States is the same.
I’ve attended Catholic & Anglican services. I don’t find too much differences between the two, personally.
Post # 4
@Cynderbug: My uncle would know I’m sure and we know we’d likely have to do premarital counselling and I think we’re both okay with that. I just don’t want to ask my uncle to do something that he won’t be able to do or will be exceptionally complicated. I’m sure we can find an officiant locally but I know it would mean a lot to my uncle. I’m baptised and confirmed as a Presbyterian, FH was baptised United.
Post # 5
@MsGinkgo: I know the Pastor of DH’s church does “destination” weddings (he will travel overnight to get to your wedding).
I would ask him! He’ll tell you if it’s at all possible!