Post # 1
FI and I were both raised Christian (him Methodist, me Catholic) but both stopped practicing formally in high school. We have been talking a lot about how we want worship/fellowship to be a part of our lives together. I, as a singer, have sung in churches of several denominations and always felt the most comfortable in Methodist, Congregationalist, and Lutheran churches. So, we are going to begin to visit churches in the area and hopefully find one that fits for us!
That being said, I am wondering if churches of these denominations do wedding ceremonies on Sundays. I’m pretty sure it’s frowned upon in Catholic church, but I just thought I’d ask in case anyone has any knowledge/experience. Is it something that depends on each church at hand?
Thanks in advance! 🙂
Post # 2
Is there any particular reason you want to have it on a Sunday? Just asking!
Post # 3
It’s not thar it’s frowned upon, so much as it is really, really, really impractical, and a big pain in the butt. You will have to ask each church, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up.
Post # 4
It might be difficult to schedule. That said, I attended a wedding in a Methodist church last summer on a Sunday, so it’s not impossible!
Post # 5
Why not call and ask? That’s the only way you’ll know for sure.
Post # 6
I suspect it would be difficult, but I was a bridesmaid in a wedding where we did. She had her wedding at 2.30pm. She was married in a different church (and denomination) to the one we attended at the time, and used our pastor, therefore making less work for the minister.<br /><br />OTOH the pastor was a close friend of her parents, so that may have helped.
Post # 7
I’ve attended a Sunday wedding at a Methodist church. Just realize your request is non-traditional, especially if you aren’t actually a member of the church. Don’t be surprised if your request is turned down. Some places have multiple services every Sunday, so a Sunday wedding would be impossible unless it was very late. (Also consider timing with your guests — I’ve never attended a Sunday wedding where the reception extended past 10PM. The wedding would likely need to be early afternoon, unless you’re planning a very short reception).
Post # 8
I think that for a Catholic church, it’s just hard to coordinate a wedding on the same day as Mass… Not impossible though I think… It depends on the priest’s schedule also etc.
Post # 9
thesummerangel: MrsEdamame: <br />
farawayviolet: MoonlitMagnolia: Apple_Blossom: Duncan: Rachel631: Thanks for your comments, everyone! I will probably just end up asking a few places but I wanted to see if anyone had any experience in the matter first 🙂 I’m asking because we are looking at Columbus Day weekend of 2015 and most of my guests are out-of-towners. This way they could choose to travel on Saturday and Monday and not have to miss work or school.
Post # 10
MrsZynxy: Just as an FYI, most employers no longer recognize Columbus Day as a holiday, except for banks and federal offices. I work at a university which closes for every federal holiday imaginable, but they never close for Columbus day.
It may depend on your region of the country though. This is true for the 4 midwestern states I’ve resided in.
Post # 11
MrsEdamame: Yeah, I know a lot of places don’t but my bridesmaids who are teachers all have off that day! And one of them works at a charter school and only gets one vacation day a year, so I would love for to not have to use her one day for my wedding.