Would you consider doing a Christian ceremony?

posted 2 years ago in South Asian
Post # 2
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Worker bee

Well, there’s a difference between the culture (Western, American, whatever) and the religion (Christian). <br /><br />I’d consider having a wedding that wasn’t from my culture. I wouldn’t have a ceremony that was outside of my religious beliefs. I wouldn’t want to lie by, for instance, making promises to or praying to a deity that I don’t think exists.

So if it were me in your shoes, I’d consider having the Western-style wedding, but I’d make it a secular one or include an officiant from my religion if I wasn’t a Christian.

Post # 4
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Worker bee

charismacharm:  Ah ok, that’s helpful to know. At that point, I’d just consider how unhappy your family might be about not having the fusion, and whether it’s worth making a compromise for them. Have you mentioned this to your parents yet to see if it’s a big deal to them?

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

charismacharm:  Speaking as a (white) Christian who’s worn a sari and whose daughters have done henna with their asian friends… what’s wrong with saris and henna? Is it possible to incorporate Indian cultural elements in a Christian wedding? 

Post # 7
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Worker bee

charismacharm:  Then it seems like you’re all clear from any obstacles! If this is what you want to do and everyone else is happy, why not have it the way you want it?

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