(Closed) Are you having a church wedding or outdoor/elsewhere! Vote!

posted 11 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Church wedding or not?
    Church all the way! : (36 votes)
    32 %
    Not a church wedding (you can elaborate below) : (77 votes)
    68 %
    Other....is there an other for this? =] : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    3331 posts
    Sugar bee

    We’re getting married at the same place as our ceremony–the University of Michigan Union.  We had originally booked a church, but various things fell through and this worked out SO much better.

    I can’t believe people told you that your wedding wasn’t a "real" wedding because it wasn’t in a church!  

    Post # 4
    1205 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We’re not having a church wedding. Honestly, I haven’t been to a church wedding in years. It probably depends on your values and also your circle of friends. I’m sorry to hear people are discounting your wedding because of your location — glad to hear you know better!!

    I was very surprised, however, when my JOP requested we use scripture in the ceremony. It’s a nice middle ground for us. 

    Post # 5
    818 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I wanted to get married in Hawaii surrounded by our families, but no one could afford it! So we’re going church wedding with a tropical theme and then going somewhere tropical for the honeymoon.

    Post # 6
    672 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    We’re getting married in a church but most of the weddings of friends we’ve gone to (or are going to this year) are in non-church venues.  So we’re sort of the odd ones out!

    Post # 7
    12 posts
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I’m having a church wedding, but am sad to hear that people are passing judgement on your ceremony!  I say anyplace love between 2 people is being celebrated is a good place for a wedding!

    Post # 8
    2324 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2020

    We’re doing our ceremony outside on the patio of the restaurant though our officiant is a Presbyterian Minister. My best friend!!

    Post # 10
    337 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Outside at a dude ranch for us! And it will be as real as any church wedding there.

    Post # 11
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I think its totally normal nowadays not to get married in a church. We are getting married in a historic building but having a minister officiate.

    Post # 12
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I am not having a church wedding. I dont remember the last time I have been in a church in my life (as my family and I are not religious, and neither is the Fiance) so we decided on an outdoor wedding at his parents house.

    Just because you are not having a church wedding doesnt mean it doesnt count! thats rediculous! You are having a ceremony that bonds two people together regardless of location!

    Post # 13
    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    We got married, by our priest, with the formal ceremony out of the prayer book…. with our toes in the sand on the shore.

    Post # 14
    113 posts
    Blushing bee

    Just like Kate, we are getting married on the terrace behind a restaurant. It is small and intimate and totally us. We like it because it is NOT traditional.  The confines of a church don’t make your wedding or your marriage any more real.

    Post # 15
    1091 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2020 - Oakland Manor

    We’re getting married in a historic home.  I’ve always dreamed of an outdoor wedding whereas my sister chose to have a church wedding.  Different strokes for different folks 🙂

    Post # 16
    410 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We are getting married at a place called Scottish Rite Cathedral.  Its a big old solid granite building with all original stained glass and dark stained oak trime. its not a church and we like it that way. The only time we really go to church is Easter with his mom…other than that we sleep on Sundays…The bar isnt open and his office isnt open so we are both off work for once.

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